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Old Today, 03:48 PM   #6461
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Default Re: Gripe of the day - What is yours?

Originally Posted by Sir Trev View Post
You'd think that such long established technology would be largely foolproof by now. We lagged decades behind most of Europe and many other advanced nations with overhead power for trains but still it causes problems for a route that's only recently had them installed. You don't hear about it failing all the time on the c2c or SouthEast services, or the East Coast Mainline, so why is the GWR Mainline such a problem area?
Originally Posted by Red ones View Post
ECM to Peterborough frequently has problems.
Obviously we've invested in the wrong type of overhead lines!

Mondays train was delayed getting into London by poor track conditions ( leaves on the line!) and an underpowered engine (an electric unit!)
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