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Delays on Brighton to London mainline following electrical problem

The Argus: Delays on Brighton to London mainline following electrical problem Delays on Brighton to London mainline following electrical problem

Delays are expected on the Brighton to London mainline this morning (January 3) following an electrical problem.

The power fault at South Croydon is affecting rail travel between Gatwick and East Croydon.

First Capital Connect, Southern and Gatwick Express services are all facing delays. A spokesman for Southern, said: “Services between South Croydon and East Croydon are subject to delay, alteration and possible cancellation owing to an electrical problem in the South Croydon area.

“At present one of two London - Bound lines are currently blocked.”

The delays come just a day after the annual rail price hike.


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8:35am Fri 3 Jan 14

Quiterie says...

As I said yesterday I don't mind paying more for a decent service.....

..... signalling problems yesterday and electrical problems today. Not a great start to the year is it!
As I said yesterday I don't mind paying more for a decent service..... ..... signalling problems yesterday and electrical problems today. Not a great start to the year is it! Quiterie
  • Score: 11

9:04am Fri 3 Jan 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

I'm beginning to wonder whether diesel trains are now more reliable than the electric ones. They go through power cuts and snow. Electric trains are better in theory but are let down by their infrastructure and poor current pick up in adverse weather conditions. Also if a diesel does break down you can send another to move it or couple the following train to move it. With power gone you cant even do that with pure electric trains. Obviously signalling/track probs affect both types. Perhaps a 50/50 mix electric/diesel stock would be handy in the winter for flexibility.
I'm beginning to wonder whether diesel trains are now more reliable than the electric ones. They go through power cuts and snow. Electric trains are better in theory but are let down by their infrastructure and poor current pick up in adverse weather conditions. Also if a diesel does break down you can send another to move it or couple the following train to move it. With power gone you cant even do that with pure electric trains. Obviously signalling/track probs affect both types. Perhaps a 50/50 mix electric/diesel stock would be handy in the winter for flexibility. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 4

9:43am Fri 3 Jan 14

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

Old diesel stock on the Uckfield line used to have a dire history of breakdowns: not sure if the replacement stock is much better.
Old diesel stock on the Uckfield line used to have a dire history of breakdowns: not sure if the replacement stock is much better. Tailgaters Anonymous
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