Platform announcements concerning doors closing before the train departs have changed recently. Forty-five seconds, rather than thirty, is now the time that doors will be closed before the train departs. Is this a device to pad real journey times in order to avoid measured delays? Twice this month I have been on trains that have been dispatched thirty seconds before departure time.
What’s the point of a timetable if it doesn’t give the actual time that passengers can board their train?