I was at Rayners Lane today and saw that both tracks in the old goods yard adjacent to the westbound platform have been lifted and removed from site, except for an 8-10m long set of points that remain at the eastern end of the track furthest from the platform. It looks like the site is being graded and levelled as well following the track removal. The disused tracks have remained in situ for 53 years since the yard closed in August 1964 so it seems a bit strange to remove them after so long. Anyone got any idea why it's been done?
Today was no track fault despite which was being said over the media and from TfL
Are you able to tell us what it was? Yesterday was also reported as a track fault (at South Kensington) and today has been reported as a track fault at Acton Town. I believe there was a signal failure at Acton as well yesterday which affected the District line.
The Piccadilly had a couple of days with severe delays last week. Was the RAT still running during these delays or was it more sensible to get as many passenger trains in service as possible? With the slightly reduced numbers of trains in service during the leaf fall season, at what point does the potential for damage/delays to trains caused by not running the RAT outweigh the need for an as frequent as possible passenger service?
I got off the westbound Piccadilly at Sudbury Hill at around 10am this morning and the train indicator in the ticket hall was showing the next eastbound train as a High Street Kensington service in 8 minutes. Unfortunately, I was running late for an appointment so couldn't hang about and by the time I returned to the station around 15-20 minutes later just the normal Cockfosters trains were showing. I guess the HSK was an engineers train but can anyone confirm this? I use the Piccadilly most days and can't recall seeing an HSK service shown before today.
Gutted to have missed all the fun yesterday. I had planned a ride on the final trip as well as going on the rail tour in a couple of weeks time, but some family problems changed everything. I've just gone through Ealing Common and had a final look at the Last Three sitting in the depot. A sad sight.
Thanks for the replies and simple explanation. I didn't realise there were problems on the District. I must have got lucky when I used it a little earlier, 2 trains, no waiting for either and both quiet.
I'm currently on a westbound train to Uxbridge that has stopped at Ravenscourt Park, Stamford Brook and Turnham Green. It's on the fast line and a District train has been running alongside so no problems on that line. The train op was making regular announcements about the stopping pattern but no explanation was given. Service intervals seem OK at the moment. Anyone got any idea why this would happen? I've known the odd unscheduled stop occasionally but can't recall an all stations during normal service before.