Post by drainrat on Jun 6, 2017 22:37:42 GMT
Well, there is of course a solution that the powers that be have -- on the JNUP lines we simply have minimal brake rate in every open section. There does seem to be a lack of appreciation that whatever you do there will always be issues when one tries to have an automated system cope with changing adhesion conditions.
My view is that if you're paying someone over 50k to be in charge of a train, I would be trying to get maximum value out of that investment. The snag is of course that you need to have a relatively skilled and well trained driver who can anticipate the conditions and operate the train in he most optimal way. This isn't the way the company seems to want to go at the present time, sadly.
I don't think the company knows where it wants to go at the present time, it is so acquisition hungry, it's no longer a company that just runs an underground railway, top heavy with project managers, consultants with senior managers that you can find as directors on many railway consulting companies listed at company house. There's no money, apparently, yet there's a gravy train chugging along somewhere