Category Archives: Operational Issues

This is just a couple of updates re the ride on 7th June 2024 as well as two videos by Ryan the Ride Mechanic on what the problems could be. Basically the deliberations offered by Ryan is its all to do with the top of the lift hill, and not…

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Top Thrill 2 – Cedar Point’s new (or rebuilt rather) 2024 ride has closed after just over a week of use and the news took a lot by surprise. The question is why that has occurred – and numerous theories are making the round as to what the problem could…

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Cutty Sark DLR station has been responsible for a large number of visits to London Rail blog – especially the post on City Greenwich and Lewisham Rail Limited (CGL). There’s been numerous complaints about the station’s condition and the dearth of escalators available for service. Its been said the issues…

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Hot on the heels of the news that Kentish Town would remain closed until September 2024 at least, comes some other revelations! But first the extended closure of the station wasn’t due to any sort of niceties such as deciding to put lifts in or any other endeavour to improve…

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The Elizabeth line is just so tardy! Its trains are late, cancelled or stuck in tunnels for what seems like an infinity. Efforts have been tried by this blog to keep a tab on the numerous comments on social media (and in the mainstream news) on the huge problems that…

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This post needs an introduction – to which I’m sure many wont understand fully… There are many organisations most small ones who advocate for the silent the non verbal etc yet the conversation around ticket offices  (and indeed accessibility) is driven by those who can communicate (eg speak) thus it…

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This is the second in the Elizabeth Line: Filthy Five series! The first in the series was a basic overview of the problems of mucky yuck that could be found on the Elizabeth line. This instalment looks at the line’s wonky seats and those patches that are having to be…

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Elizabeth line isn’t it fantastic! I mean who wants to use the tube these days when the Lizzy line is invariably so much better? Given that its been suspended so many times since its opened for track work, signal upgrades and the likes, one would hope that, especially after a…

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There’s Brexit, energy prices, food banks, corrupt Govt, ailing NHS, rail strikes galore etc! All these give additional considerable impact to the important work that’s… well… if you haven’t guessed, The Filthy Five! That’s Five brand new stations whose vertiginous sided, curved, dappled walls could somehow imbibe themselves as The…

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You’d think people wouldn’t want to try forcing platform edge doors open? Well they do! In a strange sort of quirky parallel world two brand new metro systems had their platform edge doors forcibility interfered with a few days of each other. These were both London and Mumbai. In the…

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