If one is completed every 4 weeks, how long will it be until the fleet is completed? And how long until 50% are so that there is (theoretically) more chance of getting one than not!?
The jubilee fleet comprises 63 x 7 car trains (after the 2005 upgrade. If you discount the 3 either complete or already being worked on, then the remaining 60 will take 60 months (5 years) if there is no change in the current completion rate. However it seems reasonable to assume the completion rate will pick-up as the supply chain and team doing the work become more familiar, so 5 years is probably quite pessimistic.
Yes that would be a long time! I guess it will pick up a bit at some point...
T52 7012 + 7095 is a D this morning! My first D trip in a looooong time, and possibly my last without intentionally trying to catch one.
As I walked onto the platform, the person behind me gasped at the sight of it! And somebody who got on at Wimbledon Park said to their friend "it's the second time it's been one of these now". Shows what a rarity it is to catch one now!
Off topic - every morning from Wimbledon, the 06:33 T52 is described on the station next train describers, and the recent audio announcements as a High Street Kensington train, when it fact it goes to Barking. Would anybody know as to why this is? Just to try and satisfy my curiosity ..!
Edit: and we just passed another D at Putney Bridge. Didn't catch the number of that one though. I feel like I've gone back in time this morning!
Am I the only one who actually prefers the original design!? And I'm not keen on that Orange. Perhaps it's just not being used to it, but it just doesn't look right! Although I do like the idea of it tying into the LO branding better, much like the Red ends of the Underground does. Perhaps it'll be a grower...!
Twice in two days I've been on a Goldhawk Road terminator! The first day the next train came along quite quickly behind, so wasn't too bad, although it was rather a crush to get everyone back on! Tonight, the next train took a good 5 minutes to come, and then sat in the platform for a few more minutes, before waiting outside Hammersmith for another good few minutes - and I had had to wait for the Goldhawk train for at least 10 minutes+ All in all it took me about 25-30 minutes just to go from Wood Lane to Hammersmith - could have just walked it!
A little pedantic, but that's written in an odd way and suggests services usually run from Richmond to Wimbledon! Surely it should be 'Gloucester Road to Acton Town/Richmond, Edgware Road to Wimbledon...'
So finally Platform 3 is no more and Platform 2 is a through platform. It's confused the odd commuter, which can be rather amusing! Trains still seem enter the platform quite slowly, but certainly appear to depart a lot quicker... S-Stock still announce the last doors will not open, so I guess an amendment shall be forthcoming...?
To be fair, if you search for Acton Main Line on Google Maps, then try and find Paddington, it is a fair old distance! Obviously the Tube map gets a little skewed, but I think that's actually quite representative!
All other trains can be formed of either D or S7, with the exception of: 7 must be S7, 125(AM) must be D.
Just been having a gander at the May 2015 WTT, and it's interesting to me to note that, and its commencement, the anticipated nominated workings for S Stock were: 7, 32, 56, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 123, 124.
...however, now all but 7, 64 &123, are part of the nominated for D! Is there a reason behind that...?
In regards to the refresh, I'm surprised the poles have remained brown, and the seat covers have been given a unique colouring... I thought the idea was that all Deep Level lines were to look the same from now on, hence why the Northern line refurb looks like a Vic-Pic hybrid! ??