Friday, 20 April 2012

Luvvies overwhelm London Bridge

This from Network Rail...


Good effort.

Results of lightning strike revealed

This picture, issued by @SW_Trains, shows the damage to a Wandsworth substation caused by yesterday's lightning strike.


UPDATE: Some more pictures of the damage at Linford St Power Substation from Network Rail...

Linford St supplies power to more than one NR Route (including Wessex and Kent). 

The Fire Brigade were called to deal with the fire resulting from the lightning strike. The accompanying thunder clap was heard across the Capital!

Traction power was restored at 22:04 (the lightning strike took place at 17:30) and this morning's peak ran as normal.

East Coast takes the PIS - Official

This from a Mr Swift (no, not that one)...

Anyone noticed the White Elephants along the ECML stations supposedly displaying all the delights of Real Time Train Information, Special Notices, Piss Poor Performance Figures and yes, Internet Access with a thermal printer!

This example is, or was, to be found at Retford.

Well progress indeed, having not worked for at least 12 months, the once beautiful pristine units, rusting away have now been replaced by a piece of tarmac, theft no, progress yes? 

One cannot help but think that the various franchise commitments to invest thousands in the greater flow of information to the public has seen money well spent!

Pointless signs - King's Cross/St Pancras

Pointless signs - Folkestone Harbour

This from RogerB...

At the seaward end of the Folkestone Harbour Branch. 

It looks as though it has been put up since it became impossible to get a train to the point where the sign could be read.