Central line Nov 26, 2023 17:10:06 GMT
Post by wirewiper on Nov 26, 2023 17:10:06 GMT
That's right which does mean that 1 less train is freed up now based on the original plans. So either one less each time can be sent off or another journey has to be withdrawn to allow one less train to be needed on the main service.
Whilst it could easily cope, dropping the shuttle to every 30 mins probably wouldn't go down well at all.
It would possibly work if as a compromise a through service was run via Woodford (ie Hainault to Central London via Woodford which is the quicker route) and it was timetabled at every stop such as the xx12 snd xx42 from Stratford in order for people to plan around it like with the Amersham and Chesham trains.
I remember reports from May that the Monday-Friday service had been reduced by removing diagrams from the Working Timetable - three all-day diagrams were removed completely whilst three spreadover diagrams only operate in the morning and three only in the afternoon.
I wonder if a new reduced Working Timetable will appear in due course, this will enable resources to be used more effectively by thinning out services on the outer sections. This would allow more through trains to operate on the Hainault-Woodford Line, possibly at the expense of some Epping trains.