Our Bat & Ball correspondent, Keith Alderman, has now retired. However he’s now making good use of his Senior Railcard! This month’s delays: a total 53 minutes for four days travelling, Southeastern 22, Thameslink 31. Delay Repay Claims; total 1 … Continue reading
Imperial College have apparently released a report detailing how British railways could be powered by solar panels.
The Renewable Traction Power project will plug track-side solar panels into trackside substations, where trains can directly use the generated electricity. The saving is estimated at £4.5 million annually.
The proposal is apparently that the solar panels are alongside the tracks, rather than on the roofs of the trains. At least this should mean that the trains don’t grind to a halt when they enter Polhill tunnel!Continue reading
Our Bat & Ball correspondent, Keith Alderman, has now retired. However he’s now making good use of his Senior Railcard! This month’s railway experiences: Monday 6 November – Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railway Journeys programme on Channel 5 was in Morocco … Continue reading
The Guardian reports that a Japanese train operator has apologised to customers for a train that departed 20 seconds early. Commuters usually complain about delays and cancelled trains, but a Japanese railway company apologised on Tuesday 14 November 2017 for … Continue reading
As most readers will know very few Thameslink service on the Sevenoaks route are due to have first accommodation. So standard class ticket holders may occupy the first-class areas on the class 700 trains. I have discovered that it would … Continue reading
A total of 175 minutes delay: Southeastern 76, Thameslink 99 Delay Repay Claims; total 1 January 2017 to 31 October 2017 inclusive = £116.65 (Greater Anglia £10.80, Southeastern £28.80, Thameslink £71.30, Virgin £5.75) One claim currently outstanding. Keith is a … Continue reading