Post by vjaska on Oct 13, 2023 0:30:50 GMT
But wow, I have had to use it for a number of weeks and it's an utter disgrace. Gaps between services at peak are ridiculously long, only 4 through shuttles both ways around the Hainault loop A DAY, some trains sound horrific, some look horrific, the seats are badly ripped, some have lost cushion altogether, graffiti on a lot of carriages and worse of all, water still leaks through the vents despite what looks like recent work been done to fix it.
I'm not saying the CL was the perfect child out of London Underground's litter even back when I used it daily but for the love of god, have they just let it rot?
I fully appreciate there is a so-called refurb is taking a lot out of it but services levels have dropped considerably.
The Bakerloo line is in better condition and that hasn't had new trains or proper investment (like the centrals £800 million years ago) for over 40 years.
I thought the lack of through trains on the Hainault loop is meant to exist since a few years back?
The Bakerloo line isn't in a better condition, arguably it's worse - as much as I love and treasure that they're still going, they are completely life expired, some of them don't sound good & if it wern't for a Overground service running from Queens Park northwards, people there would suffer an erratic service as well. To focus on one thing, the lights are beginning to fail on several examples and they have now started plating over the lights by the carriage walk through doors.