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Q: Manuel Pellegrini - What should we do
a. A good man & a good coach we should stick with him
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38%
  
c. What difference does it really make who's in charge while the current owners are still in control
53%
  



Queens Fish Bar 9:15 Thu Apr 25
Cross-rail
Top bods getting the sack, over-schedule, no forecast public-service start date and massively overspent.

I bet its the IT integration thats proving problematic. Integrating a number of legacy systems is very complex.

I wonder if it will turn out to have been lower cost to replace them all (over budget cost v new system cost).

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Mike Oxsaw 11:24 Sun Apr 28
Re: Cross-rail
Apparently, Old Oak Common depot is rammed to the rafters with trains looking for tracks to run on.

Maybe they could lend them to other parts of the country to replace the oldest stock and order some newer ones when the time comes.

I seem to recall the same thing happening on the BedPan line upgrade when I lived in Radlett.

Did I ever mention I lived in Radlett? Don't think I did...

Oh dear 6:35 Fri Apr 26
Re: Cross-rail
I was waiting at Maidenhead for a train and a new Cross Rail train pulled into the station.

It was a little bigger than I had imagined.

side effect 6:22 Fri Apr 26
Re: Cross-rail
Harold wood ticket office been closed for around 2 years. Lift shafts were put in well over a year and not yet in use. Mean while a whole new complex opposite where the old hospital was has now been completed. Every now and then there might be a bit of drilling in the to and then just closed up again.

Westham67 11:20 Fri Apr 26
Re: Cross-rail
I saw something on Linkedin about a tunnel from Euston to Canary Wharf

I think Mike would agree Crossrail is a relativity small project

eusebiovic 11:04 Fri Apr 26
Re: Cross-rail
It will always be a nightmare integrating 3 desperate signalling systems onto one new network.

You have the old bits at either end and the new one in the middle. It's a fudge made good.

Don't think Crossrail 2 will be happening anytime soon

Sven Roeder 10:51 Fri Apr 26
Re: Cross-rail
Heard they haven’t ordered the Elizabeth Line signs yet
Having some Charles Line, William Line & George Line ones made up to cover the full possible delay

As well as some Emperor Corbyn Line ones just in case

riosleftsock 10:48 Fri Apr 26
Re: Cross-rail
Mate of mine worked on it, said they have been arguing for a few years over how to integrate the new signalling system with the old where they transit existing stations/lines. Some fo the stations still aren't built apparently.

Sven Roeder 10:48 Fri Apr 26
Re: Cross-rail
Chris Grayling is the Transport Minister
Not sure WHAT he has to do to get sacked

Pi Alpha Nu 10:46 Fri Apr 26
Re: Cross-rail
Most of us if we did a massive fuck up at work we would get the sack and no pay off.
How come all these top managers and bosses fuck things up they either keep their jobs or get the sack with a massive pay off and then walk into another big overpaid job only too fuck it up again.
Cunts!!

Mike Oxsaw 10:33 Fri Apr 26
Re: Cross-rail
HS2 is simply another tool to shift public money into the accounts of a chosen few.

If that gets killed off (too many self-interested people in power to allow that though) another will soon be conceived - Channel Tunnel II or a bridge between Scotland & Northern Ireland being my guesses.

Westham67 10:21 Fri Apr 26
Re: Cross-rail
I met a fella at course who works on cross rail and he said the cable troughs are not in yet

Chigwell 10:20 Fri Apr 26
Re: Cross-rail
There must have been a calamitous management failure at Crossrail for the project to get within weeks of opening before they announced that months and now years were required to complete the work. On a closed-line rail construction project, that is totally unforgivable. Managers not wanting to disappoint their superiors and ignoring all but the most optimistic forecasts.
It would be complacent to think that this is a one-off: don't you believe it, HS2 is going to be an even greater fiasco.

Mike Oxsaw 9:30 Fri Apr 26
Re: Cross-rail
I suspect that had many of the recommendations following the Clapham rail crash had been implemented, none of these delays would have occurred.


(Very) Senior Railway Manager's voice - "How fucking difficult can it be to drive a train? You don't even have to steer the cunt, for god's sake!!!"

Queens Fish Bar 9:26 Fri Apr 26
Re: Cross-rail
lower

couple of them gone.

lowermarshhammer 10:38 Thu Apr 25
Re: Cross-rail
The bosses at the top won't get the sack, they won't quit, they'll eventually move sideways to higher paid jobs as per usual.

joe royal 10:25 Thu Apr 25
SPLAT Rail .
(nt)





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