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    http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/1622...k/?ref=mr&lp=2

    Anyone intending using GA for evening kickoffs in the early part of next season will need to rethink their travel plans


    Plus anyone wickford and beyond staying out late in town too

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    Not sure why they need it mid-week - highly risky to install wire-runs in such a short possession/isolation. Very risky by NR, something goes wrong and the peak rush hour is fuffed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK Shrimper View Post
    Not sure why they need it mid-week - highly risky to install wire-runs in such a short possession/isolation. Very risky by NR, something goes wrong and the peak rush hour is fuffed up.
    Be a normal service for GA rush hour then

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    Yet they will cancel any planned work if either West Ham or Spurs are at home!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_SUFC View Post
    Yet they will cancel any planned work if either West Ham or Spurs are at home!!
    Of course they will. It's simple economics. I'm sure they would if The Rolling Stones played the Olympic Stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK Shrimper View Post
    Not sure why they need it mid-week - highly risky to install wire-runs in such a short possession/isolation. Very risky by NR, something goes wrong and the peak rush hour is fuffed up.
    They've already been doing it for months between Shenfield and Wickford (I think it was well before Christmas that they started and it only ended a couple of weeks ago), so they should know what to expect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southendkid View Post
    They've already been doing it for months between Shenfield and Wickford (I think it was well before Christmas that they started and it only ended a couple of weeks ago), so they should know what to expect.
    Wasn't that purely at weekends? That gives you time to put things right IF something goes t*ts up. Such a short possession if dangerous and all it takes is a minor breakdown and you've screwed the morning peak and faces compensation to GA.

    I'd love to say our Project Managers know what they're doing but I'd be lying.

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    No doubt we won't be able to get a train at weekends either. Have only been able to get the train to a game twice this season.

    Is there going to be some actual benefit to all this disruption?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK Shrimper View Post
    Wasn't that purely at weekends? That gives you time to put things right IF something goes t*ts up. Such a short possession if dangerous and all it takes is a minor breakdown and you've screwed the morning peak and faces compensation to GA.

    I'd love to say our Project Managers know what they're doing but I'd be lying.
    For the few months before christmas there were evening works midweek like this. Apparently it was supposed to lead to less cancellations + delays during hot weather conditions, so of course on every hot day recently there's been delays and cancellations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK Shrimper View Post
    Of course they will. It's simple economics. I'm sure they would if The Rolling Stones played the Olympic Stadium.
    The point I was making is surely not all West Ham and Spurs fans travel from Southend, so why make allowances for them; not sure what Rolling Stones has to do with it!!

    Plenty of Southend fans use GA to get to games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_SUFC View Post
    The point I was making is surely not all West Ham and Spurs fans travel from Southend, so why make allowances for them; not sure what Rolling Stones has to do with it!!

    Plenty of Southend fans use GA to get to games.
    A lot of Rolling Stones fans have complained , but a spokesman for GA said “you can’t always get what you want”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK Shrimper View Post
    Wasn't that purely at weekends? That gives you time to put things right IF something goes t*ts up. Such a short possession if dangerous and all it takes is a minor breakdown and you've screwed the morning peak and faces compensation to GA.

    I'd love to say our Project Managers know what they're doing but I'd be lying.
    Nope, I work up in London and have had to get a bus at Shenfield anytime I've gone for a drink after work for months, it's not been fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_SUFC View Post
    The point I was making is surely not all West Ham and Spurs fans travel from Southend, so why make allowances for them; not sure what Rolling Stones has to do with it!!

    Plenty of Southend fans use GA to get to games.
    To point out it's nothing to with favouritism regarding football clubs. Trust me, it's all been modelled many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jai View Post
    No doubt we won't be able to get a train at weekends either. Have only been able to get the train to a game twice this season.

    Is there going to be some actual benefit to all this disruption?
    Anglia Overhead Line is very old (40+ years) and is fixed tension, that it doesn't respond well (at all) to temperature changes. More modern OLE has balance weights (even more modern has spring tension), so when the wires expands in hot weather it doesn't sag which could cause the pantograph to get wrapped around it and tear it down.

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    This was the case may to December last year and it started again around February. They make exceptions when West Ham play at home though.

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