Commuters delayed by broken down c2c train

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Commuters were stranded this morning after a train broke down. 

Passengers on the c2c line from Shoebury to London were stuck after the 7.03am train broke down near Limehouse. 

Engineers were sent in and trains stuck between West Ham and Limehouse were sent back to West Ham so people could get off and use the District Line service. 

c2c tickets were accepted on the Greater Anglia service from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street. 

A spokesman for c2c said: “We apologise to all our customers for the delays this morning, which has been caused by a broken-down train near Limehouse. c2c tickets are available on London Underground, Docklands and Greater Anglia services and some trains are being diverted to Liverpool Street.”

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9:56am Thu 17 Jan 13

CllrJamesCourtenay says...

Funny how the Echo, twitter and other sources know more than the drive of the train I'm currently stuck on!
Funny how the Echo, twitter and other sources know more than the drive of the train I'm currently stuck on! CllrJamesCourtenay
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10:05am Thu 17 Jan 13

Russ13 says...

CllrJamesCourtenay wrote:
Funny how the Echo, twitter and other sources know more than the drive of the train I'm currently stuck on!
Funny you should say that, one of my friends put on facebook "The train has been stationary for 20 mins, can't believe the driver just said 'if you want to know what the problem is look on Twitter'"
[quote][p][bold]CllrJamesCourtenay[/bold] wrote: Funny how the Echo, twitter and other sources know more than the drive of the train I'm currently stuck on![/p][/quote]Funny you should say that, one of my friends put on facebook "The train has been stationary for 20 mins, can't believe the driver just said 'if you want to know what the problem is look on Twitter'" Russ13
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11:32am Thu 17 Jan 13

JuliaM says...

c2c's Twitter account is very well run, unlike the information their staff apparently get from 'official' channels - I can see why the driver said that!
c2c's Twitter account is very well run, unlike the information their staff apparently get from 'official' channels - I can see why the driver said that! JuliaM
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1:41pm Thu 17 Jan 13

BinDipper says...

Total shocker this morning. Twitter announcement from C2C within minutes but our driver was only advised about 70 minutes later. 99% of passengers knew what was wrong while he was still clueless. Meanwhile train crawls through Barking and West Ham without stopping when we could easily have been let off to use the underground. C2C always go on about improving communication but it's just lip-service. It can't be that hard to give the drivers a twitter feed or even some kind of broadcast SMS. What century are C2C living in.
Total shocker this morning. Twitter announcement from C2C within minutes but our driver was only advised about 70 minutes later. 99% of passengers knew what was wrong while he was still clueless. Meanwhile train crawls through Barking and West Ham without stopping when we could easily have been let off to use the underground. C2C always go on about improving communication but it's just lip-service. It can't be that hard to give the drivers a twitter feed or even some kind of broadcast SMS. What century are C2C living in. BinDipper
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1:44pm Thu 17 Jan 13

BinDipper says...

And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain!
And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain! BinDipper
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1:48pm Thu 17 Jan 13

KP25 says...

I was stuck on this train. Give c2c a break, this train suffered a total shutdown which is why there were no announcements, and no heating. I don't usually stick up for them but at least they kept twitter up to date and people around me were keeping us updated by reading the tweets out.
I was stuck on this train. Give c2c a break, this train suffered a total shutdown which is why there were no announcements, and no heating. I don't usually stick up for them but at least they kept twitter up to date and people around me were keeping us updated by reading the tweets out. KP25
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2:56pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

BinDipper wrote:
And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain!
In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use.
It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...
[quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain![/p][/quote]In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here... Carnabackable
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3:04pm Thu 17 Jan 13

perini says...

Carnabackable wrote:
BinDipper wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain!
In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...
If you work in London a statement like 'don't use it' isn't very helpful as your options are limited. Plus, if you are paying for a SERVICE then a service you should get; so quite a valid point really.
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain![/p][/quote]In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...[/p][/quote]If you work in London a statement like 'don't use it' isn't very helpful as your options are limited. Plus, if you are paying for a SERVICE then a service you should get; so quite a valid point really. perini
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4:28pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

perini wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
BinDipper wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain!
In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...
If you work in London a statement like 'don't use it' isn't very helpful as your options are limited. Plus, if you are paying for a SERVICE then a service you should get; so quite a valid point really.
SH#T HAPPENS, so one train broke down, oh dibbems.....
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain![/p][/quote]In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...[/p][/quote]If you work in London a statement like 'don't use it' isn't very helpful as your options are limited. Plus, if you are paying for a SERVICE then a service you should get; so quite a valid point really.[/p][/quote]SH#T HAPPENS, so one train broke down, oh dibbems..... Carnabackable
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4:46pm Thu 17 Jan 13

cockleshed says...

Carnabackable wrote:
perini wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
BinDipper wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain!
In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...
If you work in London a statement like 'don't use it' isn't very helpful as your options are limited. Plus, if you are paying for a SERVICE then a service you should get; so quite a valid point really.
SH#T HAPPENS, so one train broke down, oh dibbems.....
who or what is 'dibbems' ?? and if it was their fault the train broke down give me their contact details..
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain![/p][/quote]In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...[/p][/quote]If you work in London a statement like 'don't use it' isn't very helpful as your options are limited. Plus, if you are paying for a SERVICE then a service you should get; so quite a valid point really.[/p][/quote]SH#T HAPPENS, so one train broke down, oh dibbems.....[/p][/quote]who or what is 'dibbems' ?? and if it was their fault the train broke down give me their contact details.. cockleshed
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5:23pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Southchurch Steve says...

BinDipper wrote:
Total shocker this morning. Twitter announcement from C2C within minutes but our driver was only advised about 70 minutes later. 99% of passengers knew what was wrong while he was still clueless. Meanwhile train crawls through Barking and West Ham without stopping when we could easily have been let off to use the underground. C2C always go on about improving communication but it's just lip-service. It can't be that hard to give the drivers a twitter feed or even some kind of broadcast SMS. What century are C2C living in.
You say they could have got off, but I got the 0732 from Central that did stop at Barking. Despite the driver saying that there was a train stuck at Limehouse and that tickets were valid on LUL, and the tannoy at the station stating that everything on c2c was "at a standstill", hardly anyone got off. In fact, more people got on!
[quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: Total shocker this morning. Twitter announcement from C2C within minutes but our driver was only advised about 70 minutes later. 99% of passengers knew what was wrong while he was still clueless. Meanwhile train crawls through Barking and West Ham without stopping when we could easily have been let off to use the underground. C2C always go on about improving communication but it's just lip-service. It can't be that hard to give the drivers a twitter feed or even some kind of broadcast SMS. What century are C2C living in.[/p][/quote]You say they could have got off, but I got the 0732 from Central that did stop at Barking. Despite the driver saying that there was a train stuck at Limehouse and that tickets were valid on LUL, and the tannoy at the station stating that everything on c2c was "at a standstill", hardly anyone got off. In fact, more people got on! Southchurch Steve
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5:28pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Southchurch Steve says...

....and given I passed at least three stationary trains while sitting on the tube, I guess they made the wrong call!
....and given I passed at least three stationary trains while sitting on the tube, I guess they made the wrong call! Southchurch Steve
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5:52pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Trainman says...

We ALL travel by rail at our own choice. Cars break down, accidents happen, crashes are caused, so WHO do you blame then?

ANY worker chooses their place of work, so up to them how to get there.

I worked on the railway years ago hence my username, but in order for me to gain promotion I sought, I had to DRIVE 60 miles each way to another depot, not use the trains, due to start/finish times. I got held-up on the roads, but didn't blame the county councils concerned, or ANYBODY else.
We ALL travel by rail at our own choice. Cars break down, accidents happen, crashes are caused, so WHO do you blame then? ANY worker chooses their place of work, so up to them how to get there. I worked on the railway years ago hence my username, but in order for me to gain promotion I sought, I had to DRIVE 60 miles each way to another depot, not use the trains, due to start/finish times. I got held-up on the roads, but didn't blame the county councils concerned, or ANYBODY else. Trainman
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6:02pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Nebs says...

perini wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
BinDipper wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain!
In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...
If you work in London a statement like 'don't use it' isn't very helpful as your options are limited. Plus, if you are paying for a SERVICE then a service you should get; so quite a valid point really.
You are partly paying for a service. The cost of providing a service, for which you pay £80, is about £120 as the taxpayer subsidises public transport by about a third of the cost.
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain![/p][/quote]In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...[/p][/quote]If you work in London a statement like 'don't use it' isn't very helpful as your options are limited. Plus, if you are paying for a SERVICE then a service you should get; so quite a valid point really.[/p][/quote]You are partly paying for a service. The cost of providing a service, for which you pay £80, is about £120 as the taxpayer subsidises public transport by about a third of the cost. Nebs
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6:28pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

Hope they double the cost of c2c travel,

it will clear the moaners, and pension state loners, emptying the seats for banking home owners.....
Hope they double the cost of c2c travel, it will clear the moaners, and pension state loners, emptying the seats for banking home owners..... Carnabackable
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8:47pm Thu 17 Jan 13

TB townie says...

I was on the train that failed. It happens. The guard came down the carriage and explained what was happening. They did all they could as quickly as possible. C2C provide an excellent service and we all need to press the department of transport to make sure they keep the contract. There is no way anyone on the C2C line would prefer to be on greater Anglia trains.

Oh dear councillor James Courtney was late - at least that delayed him and his mates scrapping another of the towns events that the locals actually want!
I was on the train that failed. It happens. The guard came down the carriage and explained what was happening. They did all they could as quickly as possible. C2C provide an excellent service and we all need to press the department of transport to make sure they keep the contract. There is no way anyone on the C2C line would prefer to be on greater Anglia trains. Oh dear councillor James Courtney was late - at least that delayed him and his mates scrapping another of the towns events that the locals actually want! TB townie
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8:59pm Thu 17 Jan 13

BinDipper says...

Just confirms what I thoughts about the majority of muppets who sit on here all day - particularly you Carnabackable. You obviously haven't got a clue about the real world and how it operates. Go back to watching Jeremy Kyle and Loose Women eh?

Anyway - if you read my posts a bit more carefully I wasn't moaning about the broken down train, I was moaning about the pathetic communication between C2C management and its drivers. He's the poor guy who has to admit that he doesn't know what the hell is going on. The twitter service is excellent but he's not allowed to look at that in case it compromises health and safety.

In terms of my second comment, you would expect a well-funded service like C2C to be able to HEAT it's trains in the winter. Personally I was lucky to be in a carriage that was heated but people tweeting from other parts of my train were freezing their backsides off. One even reported the air conditioning was blowing. We had all this during the cold spell last winter so they have either ignored the issue or don't know how to fix it.

For the record, C2C is by and large a very good train service but when they fail they do spectacularly and it's always communication that lets them down. I found out a few weeks ago that they have to call each driver individually which in 2013 is unbelievable. Maybe on the Isle of Sodor.
Just confirms what I thoughts about the majority of muppets who sit on here all day - particularly you Carnabackable. You obviously haven't got a clue about the real world and how it operates. Go back to watching Jeremy Kyle and Loose Women eh? Anyway - if you read my posts a bit more carefully I wasn't moaning about the broken down train, I was moaning about the pathetic communication between C2C management and its drivers. He's the poor guy who has to admit that he doesn't know what the hell is going on. The twitter service is excellent but he's not allowed to look at that in case it compromises health and safety. In terms of my second comment, you would expect a well-funded service like C2C to be able to HEAT it's trains in the winter. Personally I was lucky to be in a carriage that was heated but people tweeting from other parts of my train were freezing their backsides off. One even reported the air conditioning was blowing. We had all this during the cold spell last winter so they have either ignored the issue or don't know how to fix it. For the record, C2C is by and large a very good train service but when they fail they do spectacularly and it's always communication that lets them down. I found out a few weeks ago that they have to call each driver individually which in 2013 is unbelievable. Maybe on the Isle of Sodor. BinDipper
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9:01pm Thu 17 Jan 13

BinDipper says...

TB townie wrote:
I was on the train that failed. It happens. The guard came down the carriage and explained what was happening. They did all they could as quickly as possible. C2C provide an excellent service and we all need to press the department of transport to make sure they keep the contract. There is no way anyone on the C2C line would prefer to be on greater Anglia trains.

Oh dear councillor James Courtney was late - at least that delayed him and his mates scrapping another of the towns events that the locals actually want!
It was the 15 or so trains behind that one that bore the brunt of the problem. I arrived at my client's site 90 minutes after I was planning to and 50 minutes late for a meeting. Bit embarrassing really.
[quote][p][bold]TB townie[/bold] wrote: I was on the train that failed. It happens. The guard came down the carriage and explained what was happening. They did all they could as quickly as possible. C2C provide an excellent service and we all need to press the department of transport to make sure they keep the contract. There is no way anyone on the C2C line would prefer to be on greater Anglia trains. Oh dear councillor James Courtney was late - at least that delayed him and his mates scrapping another of the towns events that the locals actually want![/p][/quote]It was the 15 or so trains behind that one that bore the brunt of the problem. I arrived at my client's site 90 minutes after I was planning to and 50 minutes late for a meeting. Bit embarrassing really. BinDipper
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9:14pm Thu 17 Jan 13

BinDipper says...

Carnabackable wrote:
Hope they double the cost of c2c travel,

it will clear the moaners, and pension state loners, emptying the seats for banking home owners.....
get a job mate!
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: Hope they double the cost of c2c travel, it will clear the moaners, and pension state loners, emptying the seats for banking home owners.....[/p][/quote]get a job mate! BinDipper
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9:28pm Thu 17 Jan 13

TB townie says...

BinDipper wrote:
TB townie wrote:
I was on the train that failed. It happens. The guard came down the carriage and explained what was happening. They did all they could as quickly as possible. C2C provide an excellent service and we all need to press the department of transport to make sure they keep the contract. There is no way anyone on the C2C line would prefer to be on greater Anglia trains.

Oh dear councillor James Courtney was late - at least that delayed him and his mates scrapping another of the towns events that the locals actually want!
It was the 15 or so trains behind that one that bore the brunt of the problem. I arrived at my client's site 90 minutes after I was planning to and 50 minutes late for a meeting. Bit embarrassing really.
Can I recommend greater Anglia trains to you. We used them during Christmas. It was most pleasant sat in a carriage that hadn't been cleaned for weeks and there was what looked to be vomit on the back of a seat that had been there for a few days. How often do these 'severe' instances happen on C2C? Bu663r all compared to other lines. It happens. Ever been in a traffic jam?
[quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TB townie[/bold] wrote: I was on the train that failed. It happens. The guard came down the carriage and explained what was happening. They did all they could as quickly as possible. C2C provide an excellent service and we all need to press the department of transport to make sure they keep the contract. There is no way anyone on the C2C line would prefer to be on greater Anglia trains. Oh dear councillor James Courtney was late - at least that delayed him and his mates scrapping another of the towns events that the locals actually want![/p][/quote]It was the 15 or so trains behind that one that bore the brunt of the problem. I arrived at my client's site 90 minutes after I was planning to and 50 minutes late for a meeting. Bit embarrassing really.[/p][/quote]Can I recommend greater Anglia trains to you. We used them during Christmas. It was most pleasant sat in a carriage that hadn't been cleaned for weeks and there was what looked to be vomit on the back of a seat that had been there for a few days. How often do these 'severe' instances happen on C2C? Bu663r all compared to other lines. It happens. Ever been in a traffic jam? TB townie
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9:48pm Thu 17 Jan 13

BinDipper says...

TB townie wrote:
BinDipper wrote:
TB townie wrote:
I was on the train that failed. It happens. The guard came down the carriage and explained what was happening. They did all they could as quickly as possible. C2C provide an excellent service and we all need to press the department of transport to make sure they keep the contract. There is no way anyone on the C2C line would prefer to be on greater Anglia trains.

Oh dear councillor James Courtney was late - at least that delayed him and his mates scrapping another of the towns events that the locals actually want!
It was the 15 or so trains behind that one that bore the brunt of the problem. I arrived at my client's site 90 minutes after I was planning to and 50 minutes late for a meeting. Bit embarrassing really.
Can I recommend greater Anglia trains to you. We used them during Christmas. It was most pleasant sat in a carriage that hadn't been cleaned for weeks and there was what looked to be vomit on the back of a seat that had been there for a few days. How often do these 'severe' instances happen on C2C? Bu663r all compared to other lines. It happens. Ever been in a traffic jam?
I use Greater Anglia fairly frequently and I am aware of their shortcomings. C2C also has its fair share of vomit and more recently a seat that stank of stale urine. But yes they are better. You are another one who didn't really understand what I was saying. So I'll repeat myself:

"For the record, C2C is by and large a very good train service but when they fail they do spectacularly and it's always communication that lets them down".
[quote][p][bold]TB townie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TB townie[/bold] wrote: I was on the train that failed. It happens. The guard came down the carriage and explained what was happening. They did all they could as quickly as possible. C2C provide an excellent service and we all need to press the department of transport to make sure they keep the contract. There is no way anyone on the C2C line would prefer to be on greater Anglia trains. Oh dear councillor James Courtney was late - at least that delayed him and his mates scrapping another of the towns events that the locals actually want![/p][/quote]It was the 15 or so trains behind that one that bore the brunt of the problem. I arrived at my client's site 90 minutes after I was planning to and 50 minutes late for a meeting. Bit embarrassing really.[/p][/quote]Can I recommend greater Anglia trains to you. We used them during Christmas. It was most pleasant sat in a carriage that hadn't been cleaned for weeks and there was what looked to be vomit on the back of a seat that had been there for a few days. How often do these 'severe' instances happen on C2C? Bu663r all compared to other lines. It happens. Ever been in a traffic jam?[/p][/quote]I use Greater Anglia fairly frequently and I am aware of their shortcomings. C2C also has its fair share of vomit and more recently a seat that stank of stale urine. But yes they are better. You are another one who didn't really understand what I was saying. So I'll repeat myself: "For the record, C2C is by and large a very good train service but when they fail they do spectacularly and it's always communication that lets them down". BinDipper
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10:31am Fri 18 Jan 13

andy:) says...

Carnabackable wrote:
BinDipper wrote:
And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain!
In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use.
It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...
Not really an answer, the trains are supposed to be air con, therefore it is reasonable to take off your coat and hat and expect it to be warm, plus wearing bulky coats reduces the space for everyone. Plus as pointed it the temp differs from carriage to carraiage, people pay over the odds and are therefore expected to a good service, would you visit a cafe or bar that was freezing cold ?, nope, you'd go elsewhere, but commuters just cant do that. Your remarks are the most cretinous.
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain![/p][/quote]In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...[/p][/quote]Not really an answer, the trains are supposed to be air con, therefore it is reasonable to take off your coat and hat and expect it to be warm, plus wearing bulky coats reduces the space for everyone. Plus as pointed it the temp differs from carriage to carraiage, people pay over the odds and are therefore expected to a good service, would you visit a cafe or bar that was freezing cold ?, nope, you'd go elsewhere, but commuters just cant do that. Your remarks are the most cretinous. andy:)
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10:36am Fri 18 Jan 13

andy:) says...

perini wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
BinDipper wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain!
In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...
If you work in London a statement like 'don't use it' isn't very helpful as your options are limited. Plus, if you are paying for a SERVICE then a service you should get; so quite a valid point really.
Exactly. Dumb comments like 'don't use the train then' are pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain![/p][/quote]In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...[/p][/quote]If you work in London a statement like 'don't use it' isn't very helpful as your options are limited. Plus, if you are paying for a SERVICE then a service you should get; so quite a valid point really.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Dumb comments like 'don't use the train then' are pathetic. andy:)
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3:35pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

BinDipper wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
Hope they double the cost of c2c travel,

it will clear the moaners, and pension state loners, emptying the seats for banking home owners.....
get a job mate!
I have a job, I'm a fat Landlord
[quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: Hope they double the cost of c2c travel, it will clear the moaners, and pension state loners, emptying the seats for banking home owners.....[/p][/quote]get a job mate![/p][/quote]I have a job, I'm a fat Landlord Carnabackable
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3:36pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Carnabackable says...

BinDipper wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
Hope they double the cost of c2c travel,

it will clear the moaners, and pension state loners, emptying the seats for banking home owners.....
get a job mate!
I have a job, I'm a fat Landlord
[quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: Hope they double the cost of c2c travel, it will clear the moaners, and pension state loners, emptying the seats for banking home owners.....[/p][/quote]get a job mate![/p][/quote]I have a job, I'm a fat Landlord Carnabackable
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5:48pm Fri 18 Jan 13

BinDipper says...

So fat you replied twice ;-)
So fat you replied twice ;-) BinDipper
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1:18pm Tue 22 Jan 13

carlosfandango30 says...

Carnabackable wrote:
BinDipper wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain!
In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...
Love this reposte

It is by far and away a better service than the Liverpoo St line, cheaper, cleaner and dare I say less threatening (own experience) I use this service 48 weeks out of the year and for 96% of the time I have no complaints, indeed 3% of the time I have no complaints and i'm sure that the final 1% is me having a bad day.

I pay the full £3276 a year and think that it is value for money - in the respect of the other line costing more and train travel prices generally being ridiculously high in comparison to our european counter parts!
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain![/p][/quote]In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...[/p][/quote]Love this reposte It is by far and away a better service than the Liverpoo St line, cheaper, cleaner and dare I say less threatening (own experience) I use this service 48 weeks out of the year and for 96% of the time I have no complaints, indeed 3% of the time I have no complaints and i'm sure that the final 1% is me having a bad day. I pay the full £3276 a year and think that it is value for money - in the respect of the other line costing more and train travel prices generally being ridiculously high in comparison to our european counter parts! carlosfandango30
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1:20pm Tue 22 Jan 13

carlosfandango30 says...

carlosfandango30 wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
BinDipper wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain!
In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...
Love this reposte It is by far and away a better service than the Liverpoo St line, cheaper, cleaner and dare I say less threatening (own experience) I use this service 48 weeks out of the year and for 96% of the time I have no complaints, indeed 3% of the time I have no complaints and i'm sure that the final 1% is me having a bad day. I pay the full £3276 a year and think that it is value for money - in the respect of the other line costing more and train travel prices generally being ridiculously high in comparison to our european counter parts!
indeed 3% of the time I have no complaints and i'm sure that the final 1% is me having a bad day.

*no complaint but minor rumblings!
[quote][p][bold]carlosfandango30[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BinDipper[/bold] wrote: And another thing - it was -6 outside but many commuters on several trains reporting no heating. These trains are 10-12 years old tops but have never worked properly. Same goes for Air-Con in the summer. You can move from carriage to carriage within the same unit and the temperature goes up and down. I've written to C2C before and they always say "we'll look into it". Never actually had a reply saying what the fault is and what's going to be done - clearly nothing has. All this for £80 a week - what a bargain![/p][/quote]In winter, wear a hat and scarf, don't like the service? don't use. It never fails to amaze me, re the cretainous remarks made on here...[/p][/quote]Love this reposte It is by far and away a better service than the Liverpoo St line, cheaper, cleaner and dare I say less threatening (own experience) I use this service 48 weeks out of the year and for 96% of the time I have no complaints, indeed 3% of the time I have no complaints and i'm sure that the final 1% is me having a bad day. I pay the full £3276 a year and think that it is value for money - in the respect of the other line costing more and train travel prices generally being ridiculously high in comparison to our european counter parts![/p][/quote]indeed 3% of the time I have no complaints and i'm sure that the final 1% is me having a bad day. *no complaint but minor rumblings! carlosfandango30
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2:38pm Tue 22 Jan 13

babybird0404 says...

An hour less spent in work - result for me
An hour less spent in work - result for me babybird0404
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3:40pm Wed 23 Jan 13

craigie123 says...

Dont know why everyone is moaning Greater Anglia is a crap service but c2c is a much better service,
Dont know why everyone is moaning Greater Anglia is a crap service but c2c is a much better service, craigie123
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6:28pm Wed 23 Jan 13

BinDipper says...

craigie123 wrote:
Dont know why everyone is moaning Greater Anglia is a crap service but c2c is a much better service,
I was moaning about the fact C2C don't bother telling their drivers what's going on but I guess that got buried in all the bile that followed ;-)
[quote][p][bold]craigie123[/bold] wrote: Dont know why everyone is moaning Greater Anglia is a crap service but c2c is a much better service,[/p][/quote]I was moaning about the fact C2C don't bother telling their drivers what's going on but I guess that got buried in all the bile that followed ;-) BinDipper
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7:37pm Wed 23 Jan 13

daninorth says...

And they put prices up,for a service that's just not good enough
And they put prices up,for a service that's just not good enough daninorth
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9:42pm Wed 23 Jan 13

BinDipper says...

daninorth wrote:
And they put prices up,for a service that's just not good enough
True but that was every rail company. But here's a thought. My mate lives in Coventry and he pays just £78 a month for his commuter rail ticket to Birmingham where he works. The south-east gets ripped-off yet again.
[quote][p][bold]daninorth[/bold] wrote: And they put prices up,for a service that's just not good enough[/p][/quote]True but that was every rail company. But here's a thought. My mate lives in Coventry and he pays just £78 a month for his commuter rail ticket to Birmingham where he works. The south-east gets ripped-off yet again. BinDipper
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9:04am Thu 24 Jan 13

babybird0404 says...

c2c staff were giving out freebies this morning at Fen St, wearing T-shirts that said "sorry for last Thursday".

Liverpool St line would not do anything like that.
c2c staff were giving out freebies this morning at Fen St, wearing T-shirts that said "sorry for last Thursday". Liverpool St line would not do anything like that. babybird0404
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7:08pm Thu 24 Jan 13

BinDipper says...

babybird0404 wrote:
c2c staff were giving out freebies this morning at Fen St, wearing T-shirts that said "sorry for last Thursday".

Liverpool St line would not do anything like that.
Yeah - they got me at Limehouse. Pretty girls too. I'm a sucker for that. Mini Eggs for breakfast today. Good job I always go to London on a Thursday eh?
[quote][p][bold]babybird0404[/bold] wrote: c2c staff were giving out freebies this morning at Fen St, wearing T-shirts that said "sorry for last Thursday". Liverpool St line would not do anything like that.[/p][/quote]Yeah - they got me at Limehouse. Pretty girls too. I'm a sucker for that. Mini Eggs for breakfast today. Good job I always go to London on a Thursday eh? BinDipper
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