Should the driver still apply the brake even at, for example, the 6 car marker on a 6 car train? Surely by the time the train stops the last car will be beyond the end of the platform?
In that scenario the brake has already been automatically applied due to the PEA being operated. The correct procedure is for the train to be allowed to come to a stand and the PEA investigated immediately. It is nothing to do with the train's proximity to the platform when it stops, but the possibility that it has been operated due to a PTI (platform/train interface) incident.
The second is 96121/122. These are a pair of the "newer" units, delivered around the time of the seventh car upgrade at the end of 2005 from memory. I think it's purely coincidental they are still in the same pairing as when delivered, as I'm sure they must have been separated at some stage of their life.
For some reason the fleet staff keep these four trains seperate from the rest of the fleet.
This is no longer the case however, as the original units have been coupled to the 2005 build units in recent times.
The quality of the upgrade does not appear to be to the same level (not to say it's bad) as that on the Northern line stock. It looks to be a lick of paint, literally. Some of the grey paint was visible on the black window seals. I thought the interior covers were replaced rather than painted over, I understood that's what happened on the Northern line but maybe not? I was on one of the upgraded Jubilee cars today and noticed some of the white paint coming off to reveal the old greenish colour. Not sure how long it will last!
That being said the cars look much more bright and fresh, also had a nice new smell.
I've noticed the sloppiness as well. On the Northern 95s the inside of the doors were given a grey film, rather than being painted, for example.
Actually, if every C car in the B-C units was modified then you would end up with every train having two wheelchair cars in the middle of the train, since almost every train is A-B-B-C-C-B-B-A. This would work out quite nicely, and it would not affect flexibility.
Don't forget the de-icing units, they are formed B-D. Would you just make the D cars accessible too to keep things simple?
I think you could just treat B-C and B-D units the same in this regard