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Grand Central Trains

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Anyone used their trains lately?

Their trains used to always break down and you would be left up shit creek.

I'm traveling tomorrow and a bit worried its going to break down somewhere and I'm going to have to buy a new ticket with NXEC.

Is the service any better?

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  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Most reliable powercars in the country for the last 3 months. They've bedded in very well over the last couple of months and are now running very well. Much more likely to have infrastructure failiure than train problems.

    Which service are you travelling on?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    JsT wrote: »
    Most reliable powercars in the country for the last 3 months. They've bedded in very well over the last couple of months and are now running very well. Much more likely to have infrastructure failiure than train problems.

    Which service are you travelling on?

    Erm, the half 11 from london. If it breaks down im going to be well pissed.
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Should be OK - that runs comes off depot in the morning so all being well should be fine as long as there is no stupid cable theft in the morning - NXEC have been a lot 'friendlier' regarding passing GC passengers as well, especially as GC bailed them out of the shit on more than one occasion recently:

    Has been fine everyday this week including today -
    Headcode: 1N26 UID: G00014 04/12/2008 1127 London Kings Cross KGX to Sunderland SUN
    Location Booked Arr Booked Dep Act
    London Kings Cross KGX 1128 1
    KNGXBEL Pass 1129 On time
    Finsbury Park FPK Pass 1132 1
    Harringay HGY Pass 1133 1
    Hornsey HRN Pass 1133 1
    Alexandra Palace AAP Pass 1133 On time
    New Southgate NSG Pass 1135 1
    Oakleigh Park OKL Pass 1136 1
    New Barnet NBA Pass 1136 1
    Hadley Wood HDW Pass 1137 1
    Potters Bar PBR Pass 1138 1
    Brookmans Park BPK Pass 1139 1
    Welham Green WMG Pass 1140 1
    Hatfield HAT Pass 1141 On time
    Welwyn Garden City WGC Pass 1142 On time
    Welwyn North WLW Pass 1143 On time
    WLMRGRN Pass 1144 On time
    Knebworth KBW Pass 1145 On time
    Stevenage SVG Pass 1146 On time
    Hitchin HIT Pass 1150 On time
    Arlesey ARL Pass 1154 On time
    Biggleswade BIW Pass 1156 On time
    Sandy SDY Pass 1158 1
    St Neots SNO Pass 1202 1
    Huntingdon HUN Pass 1205 1
    HOLME Pass 1211 2
    Peterborough PBO Pass 1215 On time
    TALNGTN Pass 1219 On time
    SOKEJN Pass 1227 On time
    Grantham GRA Pass 1229 -1
    CLPLLP Pass 1233 On time
    Newark North Gate NNG Pass 1238 On time
    NWRKFC Pass 1239 On time
    Retford RET Pass 1248 1
    DONCLCJ Pass 1255 -2
    Doncaster DON Pass 1258 -1
    SHFTHLJ Pass 1300 -1
    TEMPLHJ Pass 1305 -1
    HAMBLNJ Pass 1307 -2
    COLTONJ Pass 1312 -1
    York YRK 1317 1322 On time
    SKELTON Pass 1324 On time
    TOLERTN Pass 1329 On time
    Thirsk THI 1337 1339 1
    LNGLNDJ Pass 1343 1
    Northallerton NTR 1347 1348 1
    Eaglescliffe EAG 1404 1406 1
    STOCCJN Pass 1407 On time
    HRTBJN Pass 1408 On time
    Stockton STK Pass 1409 On time
    Billingham BIL Pass 1416 1
    Hartlepool HPL 1425 1427 3
    Seaham SEA Pass 1440 2
    Sunderland SUN 1452 2
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    is that good ^^^^ :D
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Yes ;)

    Basically it was 2 minutes late arriving at Sunderland but was early pretty much the rest of the way.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ldb Jst?
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    I got one on Monday morning, it was fine. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well it left on time.

    and they got free WiFi, so far I'm impressed, at least if I break down in the middle of nowhere I can at least surf the net :D
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    FCUK it wrote: »
    Ldb Jst?

    Aye! Seemed to be spot on today:
    Headcode: 1N26 UID: G00014 05/12/2008 1127 London Kings Cross KGX to Sunderland SUN
    London Kings Cross KGX 1128 1
    KNGXBEL Pass 1130 1
    Finsbury Park FPK Pass 1132 1
    Harringay HGY Pass 1133 2
    Hornsey HRN Pass 1133 1
    Alexandra Palace AAP Pass 1134 1
    New Southgate NSG Pass 1135 1
    Oakleigh Park OKL Pass 1136 1
    New Barnet NBA Pass 1136 1
    Hadley Wood HDW Pass 1137 1
    Potters Bar PBR Pass 1139 1
    Brookmans Park BPK Pass 1140 2
    Welham Green WMG Pass 1141 2
    Hatfield HAT Pass 1142 2
    Welwyn Garden City WGC Pass 1144 2
    Welwyn North WLW Pass 1145 2
    WLMRGRN Pass 1146 2
    Knebworth KBW Pass 1147 2
    Stevenage SVG Pass 1147 1
    Hitchin HIT Pass 1149 -1
    Arlesey ARL Pass 1153 On time
    Biggleswade BIW Pass 1155 On time
    Sandy SDY Pass 1157 On time
    St Neots SNO Pass 1200 On time
    Huntingdon HUN Pass 1203 -1
    HOLME Pass 1209 On time
    Peterborough PBO Pass 1214 -1
    TALNGTN Pass 1219 On time
    SOKEJN Pass 1226 -1
    Grantham GRA Pass 1229 -1
    CLPLLP Pass No log
    Newark North Gate NNG Pass 1237 On time
    NWRKFC Pass No log
    Retford RET Pass 1247 On time
    DONCLCJ Pass 1254 -3
    Doncaster DON Pass 1256 -3
    SHFTHLJ Pass 1300 -1
    TEMPLHJ Pass 1306 On time
    HAMBLNJ Pass 1308 -1
    COLTONJ Pass 1313 On time
    York YRK 1317 1322 On time
    SKELTON Pass 1324 On time
    TOLERTN Pass 1329 On time
    Thirsk THI 1337 1338 On time
    LNGLNDJ Pass No log
    Northallerton NTR 1346 1348 1
    Eaglescliffe EAG 1404 1406 1
    STOCCJN Pass No log
    HRTBJN Pass No log
    Stockton STK Pass No log
    Billingham BIL Pass 1416 1
    Hartlepool HPL No log No log
    Seaham SEA Pass 1442 2
    Sunderland SUN 1450 On time
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