S stock delivery & introduction - discussion Jan 18, 2011 21:34:09 GMT
Post by mtj73 on Jan 18, 2011 21:34:09 GMT
Jan 18, 2011 17:52:14 GMT @metrolander said:
As for the environs, interesting; having been a regular on 378s the interior had something of a familiar feel. I thought the generic moquette/yellow rails combo made it seem like something of a massive Circle Line 378, with a few transverse seats! (Which naturally, one sat on). The train wasn't that busy and I only went to Wembley Park so I'll reserve judgement on how the layout will feel in more familiar settings but I can remember many a time getting on a Met from the City at Baker St and heading out to say Rickmansworth/Watford/Ruislip etc when it's busy, and not being able to sit for ages. Surely this will provide an improvement. As for the ride and other things, it was an interesting back-to-back comparison of the bumpy tunnel section on 'A' and then 'S', as it lets you judge how much of that clunking around (which I am used to after 20+ years) is due to the track rather then the train. I must say whilst I found the S a far smoother ride, it was still bumpier than I'd expected through there. Otherwise, a pleasant, smooth and fast-feeling ride even if I'd rather the train made more noise than the air con! It will be almost bizarre when these become regular, I waited a while to watch it leave Wembley Park and with the big old boys still hugely outnumbering it, it does seem so very, very futuristic!
Yes noisy air con seems to get everywhere now, really irritates after a while. I have seen a comment (by an anti s stock guy) on Flick about the heating not working, how did you find the temp?
Edit to add:
While I do like air con, just wish the recirc fans were not set so high