How long will the Southern Trains/Thameslink emergency timetable be in place?

Discussion in 'transport' started by ringo, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    I can't be the only one having to deal with this shite service every day.

    One week of rubbish new timetable. Late for work three times. Two weeks of even worse emergency timetable. Late every day. First day it took two hours to get into town, a new record. Had to give up and get the tube four times.

    I've had more trains cancelled in the last three weeks than in the previous six months, which for Southern and Thameslink is a monumental achievement.

    Can't see any info anywhere saying how long the emergency timetable will be in place. Any ideas?
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  2. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    I bet it'll quietly become the regular timetable.
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  3. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Supposedly by September ....(a veritable shambles of the highest order)
  4. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    It's utter dog shit, even outside of peak hours. I got the Thameslink at 10:15 earlier this week and the following 3 trains were cancelled. On the way back it was much the same. It's a total joke.
  5. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Someone deserves a knighthood for this
  6. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Agreed - waited 26 mins for any northbound train at Farringdon at 1515 yesterday - and when it came , it was a semi-semi fast. Packed. Beyond belief - 24 tph planned. More like 2.4 tph .......
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  7. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    2 weeks ago I got northbound from Tulse Hill to go to Kentish Town. We sailed through Kentish Town after St P and it was only after that it was announced that the train had been changed as fast to Luton. 1st stop was Luton Airport Parkway. Myself and several other people on the train were stuffed (I ended up 1.5 hours late for a meeting). They didn't make an announcement over the tannoy and even if they had and me and all the other people missed it, the screen onboard didn't update till well after Kentish Town, which was of little use to the group of deaf people on my carriage on their way to a charity event :facepalm:
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  8. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    The number of threads in which this becomes relevant seems to be growing every day
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  9. braindancer

    braindancer not for long

    Being late for work is one thing, which I have been regularly thanks to Southern, but much more annoying is the fact that the fuck ups have been far worse when I've been trying to get HOME. :mad:

    Glad to be working at home today.
  10. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller


    Govia Thameslink chief executive Charles Horton resigns

    Passengers have faced major disruption as hundreds of trains were cancelled following the introduction of new timetables in May.

    GTR, which runs Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern, said chief executive Charles Horton would remain in post for a short time to oversee the development of a temporary timetable.

    The RMT said: "The rotten franchise he was steering remains in place."

    Announcing his resignation, Mr Horton said: "I recognise that passengers have been hugely frustrated at the significant disruption caused by the introduction of new timetables.
    Timetable row rail boss resigns
  11. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    Which will be just long enough for a bonus payment to mature, no doubt.

    They should take a lung, a kidney and his dog for this kind of shit.
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  12. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    The cancelled Sutton train hasn't even made it to the board
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  13. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Have seen a lot of this :mad:

    To avoid delay repay or to boost overall performance statistics?
  14. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    If you see something that doesn't look right...

    Been sorely tempted to send them a photo of the timetable.
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  15. wtfftw

    wtfftw melting like a toastie

    Yeah. Chemistry has barely seen his daughter this week. Fuck Thameslink.
  16. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    Currently delayed by southern but at least it is at the prettiest station ever (Lewes) and there's an entertaining crow
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  17. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    Sadly not Bob :(
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  18. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Fucking cowboys. Apparently the drivers’ union was telling management for months they wouldn’t be have enough people trained for the new routes but the spivs in charge knew better.

    They have a really annoying trick of leaving a train showing the ‘deleting’ it from the time table at the last moment . Not cancelling it, so they won’t pay delay repay. This has happened on the seven minute journey from my house to Bedford meaning I check the train is running, leave Home and arrive to find the trains have been deleted. A 30/40 minute wait sometimes just so the buffoons can cook their books. Happens going home to. The worse was not getting home till 2200 after a normal Office day.

    I am on a protest Facebook group and some of the posters are showing that GTL are actually showing trains as running along routes when no physical train is doing that.

    It’s a fucking rat fuck. And I’m Paying five grand a year for the privilege.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2018
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  19. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  20. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    I've had that a lot, three times in a row causing my two hour commute from Tulse Hill to Farringdon.

    No idea if that's what happened last night, or if it was so late it hadn't got on the screen yet. Gave up and got the tube and bus again.

    I'd just renewed my £153 monthly ticket
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  21. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    Well they've finally added a train to fill the void the emergency timetable had. No trains to Brighton after 7:47 to 08:30. Ridiculous. Now they've added an 08:02.
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  22. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Nice to hear something's going the right way. My train home was 12, then 16, then 21 minutes late until they just cancelled it and pretended it was the next one.
  23. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    Don't forget your Delay Repay folks!
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  24. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    The good people of Radlett are wondering what all the fuss is about. There are more trains than ever!
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  25. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    Please share your new found bounty, some of us are commuting off scraps.
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  26. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Really - to my knowledge , no changes at all.

    Maybe some of the planned ones actually run
  27. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    You jest, but the people responsible probably will get that and a fat bonus cheque as well
  28. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

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  29. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

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  30. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Just about every train I've caught to St Albans in the last month has stopped at Radlett. Only a small proportion used to. If Radlett is still getting the same number of trains, that shows how fucked up it must now be.

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