Wot No Sidings?

Submitted by Tubeworker on Fri, 06/03/2016 - 10:12

The Central line sidings at Holborn are showing some wear and tear. So they are going to be repaired, right? Wrong.

Instead of putting things right, LUL intend to close them. Yep, don't bother giving them the brush-up that you can expect to have to carry out from time to time, just "decommission" them.

The impact of this will be that trains needing to go into sidings (for example if they develop a defect) will have to continue to Marble Arch or White City westbound or Liverpool Street eastbound. A moment's thought will tell you what the potential impact is on the service and on congestion at those sidings/stations.

Oh, and management didn't bother consulting our unions about this. Reps found out by reading it in the Traffic Circular!

Penny-pinching before safety and service? Surely not.