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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Leo View Post
    Well...these changes have been pretty well signposted. I was astonished that the BBC News lead with some pricks from Harpenden moaning about their train times being different.

    I appreciate some of the changes may not suit some commuters but they've had plenty of time to ready themselves for it.

    My daily train home now leave a minute later, which I guess means another 60 seconds of fannying about on here.
    So have the operators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris View Post
    So have the operators.
    I'm not excusing the poor performance today, rather slating those who were moaning on telly yesterday before the problems had manifested themselves.

    Best of luck for the trip home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SARF View Post
    To be fair the GA network is a proper railway.. C2C is a point to point commuter line .. which had huge problems and was totally revamped in the late 90,s early 00,s ? With new signaling and new trains ..
    Itís a far superior product but was a much easier problem to solve
    GA will get there eventually. The trains they are running are decades old.
    actually GA is in the midst of replacing the rolling stock with new carriages. Only GA must have said in the design brief ď can you make tge seats as u comfortable as possible, and make it so itís painful to learn against the window ď. Speak to anyone who has sat in the new trains and they will say the same. The plug sockets ar a good idea, but a socket with a USB would have met peopleís needs far better

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK Shrimper View Post
    Thank your lucky stars you're not on Thameslink, Southern or Northern Rail.
    cancellations on Southern on day 1 and day 2 of the new timetable. The app I use told me my train was cancelled then it wasn't so my amble had to suddenly pick up pace and I hate being reminded how out of condition I am!

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    Those suffering bad delays, don't forget to claim a refund!

    My PayPal balance is quite healthy at the moment thanks to all the cancellations over the last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by united we stand View Post
    actually GA is in the midst of replacing the rolling stock with new carriages. Only GA must have said in the design brief “ can you make tge seats as u comfortable as possible, and make it so it’s painful to learn against the window “. Speak to anyone who has sat in the new trains and they will say the same. The plug sockets ar a good idea, but a socket with a USB would have met people’s needs far better
    GA are in the middle of improving their trains and services like Southend United is in the middle of moving to a new ground.

    It's taking too long and there are no tangible improvements on the horizon.

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    Pointless fact: The big banks actually own the trains. The TOCs just rent them, hence one one TOC gets binned they don't take their Class 321s with them, like the sulky kid who takes his football after losing 11-0 to the big kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by united we stand View Post
    actually GA is in the midst of replacing the rolling stock with new carriages. Only GA must have said in the design brief “ can you make tge seats as u comfortable as possible, and make it so it’s painful to learn against the window “. Speak to anyone who has sat in the new trains and they will say the same. The plug sockets ar a good idea, but a socket with a USB would have met people’s needs far better
    There aren't any new trains yet. The 'new' ones are a refurbishment of current stock. The new ones will begin appearing at the end of the year on test IIRC. I personally find the new seats much better posture wise (the old seats are to low down and I've never found them comfortable), but they are a bit hard. The main reason (but not the only one) they are harder is because of fire and safety regulations dictating things such as thickness of the cushions etc., although I know it's been acknowledged that they could have been better, and the new trains ones will be.
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