Delays to train services from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria after fault

Echo: Delays to train services from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria after fault Delays to train services from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria after fault

Commuters are being delayed on their journey home this evening after a train broke down. 

Services out of London Liverpool Street heading towards Southend Victoria have been delayed after a previous service developed a fault. 

The 18:05 service will no longer call at Prittlewell, Southend Airport, Rochford, Hockley and Rayleigh.

Greater Anglia held the 18:25 service from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria between Ilford and Seven Kings.

This is having a knock-on affect to later trains and several services on the route are being delayed.

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8:23pm Tue 8 Jul 14

leighsteve says...

Shocking service. 2 hours now my very pregnant girlfriend's been stuck on a packed train outside Ilford. Engineers finally now on site but not much happening. There are lots of stations round there, let them all walk to one! The engineers walked from Ilford!
Shocking service. 2 hours now my very pregnant girlfriend's been stuck on a packed train outside Ilford. Engineers finally now on site but not much happening. There are lots of stations round there, let them all walk to one! The engineers walked from Ilford! leighsteve
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8:43pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Mattster says...

Odd because I caught the 18:05 from Liv St to Rayleigh and it was actually on time for once.
Odd because I caught the 18:05 from Liv St to Rayleigh and it was actually on time for once. Mattster
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8:46pm Tue 8 Jul 14

leighsteve says...

The Echo are wrong, it's the 18:25 that's broken down... still!
The Echo are wrong, it's the 18:25 that's broken down... still! leighsteve
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8:57pm Tue 8 Jul 14

leighsteve says...

After 2hr 45min it's finally on the move!
After 2hr 45min it's finally on the move! leighsteve
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9:35pm Tue 8 Jul 14

roger moore says...

not surprising considering the trains used on this line are more than 20 years old now.
not surprising considering the trains used on this line are more than 20 years old now. roger moore
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10:03pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Mattster says...

roger moore wrote:
not surprising considering the trains used on this line are more than 20 years old now.
25+ actually.
[quote][p][bold]roger moore[/bold] wrote: not surprising considering the trains used on this line are more than 20 years old now.[/p][/quote]25+ actually. Mattster
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9:23am Wed 9 Jul 14

andy:) says...

Delays on GA line is no longer news, I also note that they seem to be spending a lot of resources on ticket inspectors, the other night there were 5 at one gate at Prittlewell and more on the other paltform, (does it need that many), this situation was duplicated at most other stations, I realise that GA do need to cut fare evasion but surely these resources would be better spent on actually getting the trains running on time ?, perhaps fire some inspectors and employ more maintanence engineers to fix their decrepid trains ?
Delays on GA line is no longer news, I also note that they seem to be spending a lot of resources on ticket inspectors, the other night there were 5 at one gate at Prittlewell and more on the other paltform, (does it need that many), this situation was duplicated at most other stations, I realise that GA do need to cut fare evasion but surely these resources would be better spent on actually getting the trains running on time ?, perhaps fire some inspectors and employ more maintanence engineers to fix their decrepid trains ? andy:)
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2:58pm Wed 9 Jul 14

MarkCox77 says...

I was on the broken down train last night also, a painful experience at best! I have noticed a persistent problem with the 321 class rolling stock over the last couple of years, this might be due to the complete incompetence of the last franchise holder, National Express who just left everything to rot as far as I'm concerned, and then inherited by Greater Anglia.
The problem last night was the brake safety override, which cut in when the train was almost at full speed, resulting in a full-on emergency stop to a grinding halt (violently so!). I have now seen this happen on multiple occasions, one time happening about 5-6 times throughout the journey from London to Southend. The driver on that occasion had to disable the override, similar to last nights fix. Unfortunately lasts nights fix took 3 hours. I think the last previous occasion this happened was even just a few weeks ago, emergency stop to a halt, lots of air lines hissing and being released of pressure before the train moved off again.
I put it to the establishment that this is an on-going problem that needs serious attention and investigation. What are the safety implications of this happening regularly? This problem didn't exist 20 years ago when the trains were relatively new.
Here's a thought. Instead of blowing what must be millions of pounds each and every time a new operator comes into force, repainting the carriages, re-branding every station, fitting new 'on brand' seat covers, etc etc, why isn't this money invested back into more sensible area's such as maintenance, or even new trains for that matter. They are after all, going on 30 years old.
I'm actually finding it quite embarrassing now seeing how many times these trains and stations have been repainted and re-branded over the past 20 years. It's quite a joke in fact. On a monthly ticket I am paying over £5,200 per year for poorly maintained trains, stinking toilets, late runnings, brake downs and militant inspectors. Enough is enough!
I was on the broken down train last night also, a painful experience at best! I have noticed a persistent problem with the 321 class rolling stock over the last couple of years, this might be due to the complete incompetence of the last franchise holder, National Express who just left everything to rot as far as I'm concerned, and then inherited by Greater Anglia. The problem last night was the brake safety override, which cut in when the train was almost at full speed, resulting in a full-on emergency stop to a grinding halt (violently so!). I have now seen this happen on multiple occasions, one time happening about 5-6 times throughout the journey from London to Southend. The driver on that occasion had to disable the override, similar to last nights fix. Unfortunately lasts nights fix took 3 hours. I think the last previous occasion this happened was even just a few weeks ago, emergency stop to a halt, lots of air lines hissing and being released of pressure before the train moved off again. I put it to the establishment that this is an on-going problem that needs serious attention and investigation. What are the safety implications of this happening regularly? This problem didn't exist 20 years ago when the trains were relatively new. Here's a thought. Instead of blowing what must be millions of pounds each and every time a new operator comes into force, repainting the carriages, re-branding every station, fitting new 'on brand' seat covers, etc etc, why isn't this money invested back into more sensible area's such as maintenance, or even new trains for that matter. They are after all, going on 30 years old. I'm actually finding it quite embarrassing now seeing how many times these trains and stations have been repainted and re-branded over the past 20 years. It's quite a joke in fact. On a monthly ticket I am paying over £5,200 per year for poorly maintained trains, stinking toilets, late runnings, brake downs and militant inspectors. Enough is enough! MarkCox77
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3:04pm Wed 9 Jul 14

MarkCox77 says...

andy:) wrote:
Delays on GA line is no longer news, I also note that they seem to be spending a lot of resources on ticket inspectors, the other night there were 5 at one gate at Prittlewell and more on the other paltform, (does it need that many), this situation was duplicated at most other stations, I realise that GA do need to cut fare evasion but surely these resources would be better spent on actually getting the trains running on time ?, perhaps fire some inspectors and employ more maintanence engineers to fix their decrepid trains ?
Agree with the stupid amount of inspectors which are put on every gate. I witness the same on a weekly basis, 5 inspectors per gate is very much overkill! Just a thought, why is it that in 2014 we do not have automated touch in points, such as Oyster. I read an article earlier that Huddersfield station even has this system in place. Same for Australia, where pretty much the whole country is now swiping in, even at remote stations.
Are we being held back on this by unions? I would expect the ticket inspector would pretty much become extinct should this happen so maybe thats the case, which would be very sad indeed.
[quote][p][bold]andy:)[/bold] wrote: Delays on GA line is no longer news, I also note that they seem to be spending a lot of resources on ticket inspectors, the other night there were 5 at one gate at Prittlewell and more on the other paltform, (does it need that many), this situation was duplicated at most other stations, I realise that GA do need to cut fare evasion but surely these resources would be better spent on actually getting the trains running on time ?, perhaps fire some inspectors and employ more maintanence engineers to fix their decrepid trains ?[/p][/quote]Agree with the stupid amount of inspectors which are put on every gate. I witness the same on a weekly basis, 5 inspectors per gate is very much overkill! Just a thought, why is it that in 2014 we do not have automated touch in points, such as Oyster. I read an article earlier that Huddersfield station even has this system in place. Same for Australia, where pretty much the whole country is now swiping in, even at remote stations. Are we being held back on this by unions? I would expect the ticket inspector would pretty much become extinct should this happen so maybe thats the case, which would be very sad indeed. MarkCox77
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