Author Topic: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions  (Read 59229 times)

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Offline ToonTastic

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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1075 on: Friday 8 November 2019, 12:37:44 PM »
Im guessing withdrawing the train is to help fake the stats. If it's already crazy late it'll show as late for every station. If they withdraw it, it probably then doesn't count as being late at the next stations as it's withdrawn and the next train they'll hope will be on time.

 :lol: Nope every train cancelled and every train delayed is counted in the stats as it's all done via signals sent from track circuits located across the system - no stats are faked.

So it begs the question again, why pull the train. There is no logical reason.

Offline Dr.Spaceman

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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1076 on: Friday 8 November 2019, 01:24:26 PM »
I heard they like to do it for the craic. Be mint if they let a train pull in to a station and let the passengers vote on whether or not the fault was bad enough to pull it from service.

Offline godzilla

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Re: The Metro - Upgrades, issues, hundreds of billions
« Reply #1077 on: Friday 8 November 2019, 01:25:48 PM »
Im guessing withdrawing the train is to help fake the stats. If it's already crazy late it'll show as late for every station. If they withdraw it, it probably then doesn't count as being late at the next stations as it's withdrawn and the next train they'll hope will be on time.

 :lol: Nope every train cancelled and every train delayed is counted in the stats as it's all done via signals sent from track circuits located across the system - no stats are faked.

So it begs the question again, why pull the train. There is no logical reason.

It's about the operation of a customer service, if a train is operating at a severe delay then it impacts on a whole amount of things. Cut off points for running on Network Rail infrastructure, Traindriver relief points, and a back up of trains which results in further problems as only a set number of trains can operate in an overhead line section at any given time. There are many logical reasons why there is a need to do this.