Northern line TBTC Jun 24, 2013 16:01:47 GMT
Post by Deleted on Jun 24, 2013 16:01:47 GMT
To be fair that's equally unpleasant on the 92TS, and happens far more often there.
This has probably been covered already, so I apologise for any duplication, but is there any indication if the Northern will receive a similar increase to line speed and power setting to the Jubilee line once TBTC is fully deployed across the line (or at least a whole branch)?
I recognise the track isn't exactly ideal, but the Central doesn't appear to have any issue running at reduced speeds from Liverpool Street to St. Paul's, and then almost flat out St. Paul's - Chancery Lane, and further, the 96TS doesn't really seem to slow down much on the far rougher track north of Green Park. Given the very leisurely pace of the Northern line at present, this seems like it would actually cut journey times quite considerably...
I'd also agree on the 96TS traction power adjustments getting less irritating. The system definitely does allow for intermediate power settings, as on some occasions you can hear the motors powered for acceleration, not on an incline, yet maintaining a steady pace considerably below top speed. It just doesn't seem to work so well in the last few mph under maximum. I also agree with the comment that the same issue does not seem to exist on the 09TS, that seems very smooth, though I don't travel it as often. Here's hoping the same is true of the system used on the SSL routes.