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messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by SMBJones 06 December, 2010 20:50

Hi, up until this Saturday 11th December last train 2348, from Sunday 12th December we are introducing a new timetable so! The following Saturday your last train will be 0033 from London Bridge to East Dulwich


Barry





Wrote:
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> Hi,
>
> On Saturday trains were running during the day
> from LB to ED, but when I got to London Bridge at
> 11pm they weren't running anymore. I was just
> wondering if that's likely to be the case again
> today, and if so if anyone knows what time the
> last train will be?
>
> Thanks very much.

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by SMBJones 06 December, 2010 20:54

Hi, just to inform you that I am taking some leave and will be back next Monday,I will respond to postings then

Many thanks

Barry

Ps lady muck..... It's great to be back!

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by Michael Palaeologus 06 December, 2010 22:47

Leave? Can we see your request form please? Who signed it? Hmmm?

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by Weegee 07 December, 2010 09:46

Hi Barry

Can you tell us why the 0845 from East Dulwich to London Bridge has been delayed for over 10 minutes for the past 2 days...and when the train does turn up....there are only 4 carriages!

Surely if theres a backlog of people waiting for a delayed train, it makes sense to put on a Train with a full set of carriages!

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by BrandNewGuy 07 December, 2010 10:11

Weegee Wrote:
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> Hi Barry
>
> Can you tell us why the 0845 from East Dulwich to
> London Bridge has been delayed for over 10 minutes
> for the past 2 days...and when the train does turn
> up....there are only 4 carriages!
>
> Surely if theres a backlog of people waiting for a
> delayed train, it makes sense to put on a Train
> with a full set of carriages!

... and the 08.27 is more often than not delayed and only has four carriages, with the knock-on effect that the subsequent (delayed) 08.33 is fit to bursting. This morning was a right old squeeze.

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by Peckham native 07 December, 2010 12:08

From Southern's website - might explain the fewer carriages

Updated 7 December 10:00hrs
We are running a normal weekday timetable today, Tuesday 7 December.
However, we are sorry that some trains will have fewer coaches than normal this week as some coaches were damaged in last week's snow. Our engineers are working hard to get all our trains back in service as soon as possible.

For details of any cancellations and short-formed trains, please see our live running pages or journey check.

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by Weegee 07 December, 2010 12:14

Peckham native Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> From Southern's website - might explain the fewer
> carriages
>
> Updated 7 December 10:00hrs
> We are running a normal weekday timetable today,
> Tuesday 7 December.
> However, we are sorry that some trains will have
> fewer coaches than normal this week as some
> coaches were damaged in last week's snow. Our
> engineers are working hard to get all our trains
> back in service as soon as possible.
>
> For details of any cancellations and short-formed
> trains, please see our live running pages or
> journey check.

Trains damaged by snow....LOL!!

Ooh they are delicate things...these mechanical carriages

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by bloonoo 07 December, 2010 13:29

and what about the delayed 8.14, which when it pulled up at London Bridge, the doors on the front carriage didn't open leaving people stuck on the train as it started to leave on its return journey!!! then they have the cheek to increase all rail fares....
edited to add I am not getting at Barry and realise it isn't his fault/anything to do with him - just a bit of a rant as getting fed up with waiting in the cold



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2010:12:07:17:01:40 by bloonoo.

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by the-e-dealer 07 December, 2010 13:37

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2010:12:07:13:39:38 by the-e-dealer.

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by the-e-dealer 07 December, 2010 13:38

Barry is our Friendly Sympathetic Area Station Manager - He is not a train operator but takes all complaints to those who might be responsible. No need to give him a hard time

--------------------
Nor do I

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by Ladygooner 07 December, 2010 13:56

and I would just like to add that there was no-one there to warm my seat on the train this morning in the First Class carriage or give me my daily cappucino for my arduous 10 minute journey!

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by the-e-dealer 07 December, 2010 14:09

Volunteers to Warm Ladygooners Seat Please!

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by Weegee 07 December, 2010 16:26

Ladygooner Wrote:
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> and I would just like to add that there was no-one
> there to warm my seat on the train this morning in
> the First Class carriage or give me my daily
> cappucino for my arduous 10 minute journey!


First Class...does that mean a guarenteed seat or a Guarantee that you wont be squashed and crushed...?

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by goldilocks 15 December, 2010 07:06

Hi Barry,

This morning the 06:39 just showed as 'delayed' then never turned up. I pressed the button for info on the station twice but both times it rang and no one answered. Whilst I understand that there are occasionally delays, this doesn't explain the total lack of info. Is this something you could raise as appropriate please?

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by SMBJones 17 December, 2010 18:00

Hi

Really sorry about this, I have fed this through to our head of control. I know there were issues on the route first thing this morning

Barry



goldilocks Wrote:
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> Hi Barry,
>
> This morning the 06:39 just showed as 'delayed'
> then never turned up. I pressed the button for
> info on the station twice but both times it rang
> and no one answered. Whilst I understand that
> there are occasionally delays, this doesn't
> explain the total lack of info. Is this something
> you could raise as appropriate please?

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by SMBJones 17 December, 2010 18:03

Dear all

I have been in a meeting today reference the weather. Southern have decided to run a revised time table tomorrow. No more snow is forcast tonight but will hit about 6am in the morning. Below are the revised times for your stations. Any other information or timings please refer to Southern's website

London Bridge to London Bridge (via Forest Hill, Crystal Palace and Tulse Hill)
A half hourly service will operate at 06 and 36 past the hour calling at New Cross Gate (11
and 41) Brockley (14 and 44) Honor Oak Park (17 and 47) Forest Hill (19 and 49) Sydenham
(22 and 52) Crystal Palace (30 and 00) Gipsy Hill (32 and 02) West Norwood (35 and 05)
Tulse Hill (39 and 09) North Dulwich (42 and 12) East Dulwich (44 and 14) Peckham Rye (46
and 16) Queens Road (49 and 19) South Bermondsey (51 and 21) London Bridge arr 56 and
26. The first train will be at 06.06 and the last train will be at 22.06.
London Bridge to London Bridge (via Tulse Hill, Crystal Palace and Forest Hill)
A half hourly service will operate at 03 and 33 past the hour calling at South Bermondsey
(07 and 37) Queens Road (09 and 39) Peckham Rye (12 and 42) East Dulwich (15 and 45)
North Dulwich (17 and 47) Tulse Hill (21 and 51) West Norwood (24 and 54) Gipsy Hill (27
and 57) Crystal Palace (depart 39 and 09) Sydenham (12 and 42) Forest Hill (15 and 45)
Honor Oak Park (17 and 47) Brockley (20 and 50) New Cross Gate (22 and 52) London
Bridge arr 29 and 59. The first train will be at 06.03 and the last train will be at 21.33.

Regards

Barry

messageRe: Station Manager Cornerattachment
Posted by SMBJones 17 December, 2010 18:23

Hi

As you can see from the pictures, our trains are delicate and as you know they are run of electric from the 3rd rail. You can see in picture one, the build up of ice has affected all the pipes and the part where the shoe touches the rail to draw power. As you can appreciate when you hack this away, sometimes can damage some parts and in addition collects more snow and ice when travelling. The second picture shows the front of one of our services which is frozen solid, even more so where the units attach to other carriages

Just though I would show you an example of what the units look like and hope this helps

Barry



Weegee Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Peckham native Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > From Southern's website - might explain the
> fewer
> > carriages
> >
> > Updated 7 December 10:00hrs
> > We are running a normal weekday timetable
> today,
> > Tuesday 7 December.
> > However, we are sorry that some trains will
> have
> > fewer coaches than normal this week as some
> > coaches were damaged in last week's snow. Our
> > engineers are working hard to get all our
> trains
> > back in service as soon as possible.
> >
> > For details of any cancellations and
> short-formed
> > trains, please see our live running pages or
> > journey check.
>
> Trains damaged by snow....LOL!!
>
> Ooh they are delicate things...these mechanical
> carriages

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messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by Chiara 20 December, 2010 12:17

Dear Barry Jones
I checked Southern Rail website on Saturday 18 Dec around midday,and clicked on to latest information, because I had hoped to travel to Victoria from Peckham Rye. Along with announcement of delays and early closure was a map of the network showing the lines that Southern Rail were attempting to keep open. Although SR was running trains to and from the south coast, the SLL that runs from Victoria to London Bridge was closed. I don't understand why SR was not able to run this line, which must have been less affected by the snow than the longer distance lines.
Chiara

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by the-e-dealer 20 December, 2010 12:27

They make very little Money on TRavelcard Travel. They are concentrating on the better revenue earning Coast Lines. Nothing AT Nunhead this morning. Understandable but the Privatisation was flawed yet again.

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by Jeremy 20 December, 2010 12:31

Well done on getting services up and running, it was a pleasant surprise to see trains running from ED more-or-less as usual, yesterday and today.

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by Huggers 20 December, 2010 13:35

Hi Barry,
I am meant to be visiting my mum in Dorchester tommorow. Internet information shows trains running normally, but realistically do you think it is safe to make the journey from Peckham rye if wanting to get back same day? thanks.

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by SMBJones 20 December, 2010 14:29

Hi

I know there cancellations and delays, but I am aware services were running from platform 3 Peckham Rye to Victoria on the Southeastern services.

I will speak with my duty manager to clarify

Barry


Chiara Wrote:
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> Dear Barry Jones
> I checked Southern Rail website on Saturday 18 Dec
> around midday,and clicked on to latest
> information, because I had hoped to travel to
> Victoria from Peckham Rye. Along with
> announcement of delays and early closure was a map
> of the network showing the lines that Southern
> Rail were attempting to keep open. Although SR
> was running trains to and from the south coast,
> the SLL that runs from Victoria to London Bridge
> was closed. I don't understand why SR was not able
> to run this line, which must have been less
> affected by the snow than the longer distance
> lines.
> Chiara

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by SMBJones 20 December, 2010 14:38

Hi

Like today Southern will be running a normal timetable tomorrow, however South West Trains a running a revised timetable today and not sure what they are doing tomorrow. Most Train Operating Companies are playing it on a day to day basis. I have just look at a long range forcast and it states more snow on way.

Sorry, this is the best I can do

Barry



Huggers Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Hi Barry,
> I am meant to be visiting my mum in Dorchester
> tommorow. Internet information shows trains
> running normally, but realistically do you think
> it is safe to make the journey from Peckham rye if
> wanting to get back same day? thanks.

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by louisew 20 December, 2010 18:47

I would just like to say a huge thank you to Barry!!!!! He really has been great at keeping us all informed during the bad weather and I'm sure we all genuinely appreciate it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2010:12:20:19:14:48 by louisew.

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by Huggers 20 December, 2010 19:15

thanks Barry!

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by the-e-dealer 20 December, 2010 20:20

thanks Barry

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by SMBJones 21 December, 2010 11:42

Morning

A couple of things

Southern running another normal service tomorrow (hopefully no more snow untill Christmas day and for it to melt by 27th)
Please be aware that we will be shutting down early on Christmas Eve
Saturday services will run between 27th and 31st December
If you go back a page or so, I posted all last services for all Train Operators for Christmas Eve

I would also like to thank you all for patience and understanding during this horrible weather we have been experiencing

I will post another update on Thursday (if needed) after that I am taking a well earnt break and will return on Monday 3rd January


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous 2011

Best wishes

Barry Jones
Area Manager
London Bridge/Metro East

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by the-e-dealer 21 December, 2010 11:44

Got a train going to City Thameslink. As it approached Elephant the Driver said City Thameslink is closed due to advesres weather this train terminating at Elephant. How can this be City Thames link is Underground! ?

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by Michael Palaeologus 21 December, 2010 12:24

Barry works for Southern, not Thameslink. He knows alot, but not everything.

messageRe: Station Manager Corner
Posted by the-e-dealer 21 December, 2010 12:27

Sorry Just thought he might know. He does seem to be the Business! And South Eastern - who co operate it with First Crapital are very hard to contact.

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