Non League Matters - The Continuation of Tonys english Football Site 



  Main Index MAIN
INDEX
Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN

Home: Non Football Related: General Chat:
Worst train company

 

First page Previous page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 12 Next page Last page  View All


LondonBuck
Chelsea Transfer Target


Dec 18, 2011, 8:08 AM

Posts: 4017
Location: East London
Team(s): AFC Telford United, Witham Town, Folkestone Invicta, Gillingham, Woking

Post #1 of 288 (20040 views)
Shortcut
Worst train company Can't Post or Reply Privately

On your travels, who have you found to be the worst for cock ups?
Have to say Nat Ex East Anglia takes some beating! Mad



632 GROUNDS - K Sports(61/92)
580 WETHERSPOONS - Wallasey
1 WETHERSPOONS HOTEL


Isaac
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 18, 2011, 9:46 AM

Posts: 9595
Location: Kent
Team(s): ABMU

Post #2 of 288 (20029 views)
Shortcut
Re: [LondonBuck] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

I've found Virgin Trains to be abysmal and would much rather use Chiltern or London Midland between London and Birmingham even though they are slower.


garethwrexy
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 18, 2011, 11:16 AM

Posts: 9305
Location: whitford near holywell north wales
Team(s): wrexham and dulwich

Post #3 of 288 (20023 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Isaac] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

not around any more but connex was very bad in its day.



wrexham fc fa trophy winners 2013 !


KnowYourMarket
Man City Transfer Target!


Dec 18, 2011, 11:35 AM

Posts: 10821
Location: Longton, Stoke-on-Trent - Ar Bay a Brummie
Team(s): WBA, FC Saarbruecken, Brierley Hill Alliance (RIP)

Post #4 of 288 (20019 views)
Shortcut
Re: [LondonBuck] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

They're punctual when I use them but Cross Country use rolling stock that is not fit for purpose. They use 4-car Voyager sets between some of Britain's biggest cities. There is usually someone having to stand and that is on off-peak services! Having said that Trans Pennine cross Pennine route between Manchester and Leeds is served by some brand new sets which are just 3 cars each. Commuter trains on inter city routes.



Last ground visited(update requested by Spud): Wellington . New grounds 18/19: 38

(This post was edited by KnowYourMarket on Dec 18, 2011, 11:41 AM)


Isaac
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 18, 2011, 12:04 PM

Posts: 9595
Location: Kent
Team(s): ABMU

Post #5 of 288 (20009 views)
Shortcut
Re: [garethwrexy] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
not around any more but connex was very bad in its day.



Connex is a swear word down this way, it still sends a shiver down the spine of many a commuter!


blucher blue
Youth Team Regular

Dec 18, 2011, 2:20 PM

Posts: 229
Location: Newton, Hyde
Team(s): Stalybridge Celtic, Oldham A. Charlton

Post #6 of 288 (19995 views)
Shortcut
Re: [KnowYourMarket] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
They're punctual when I use them but Cross Country use rolling stock that is not fit for purpose. They use 4-car Voyager sets between some of Britain's biggest cities. There is usually someone having to stand and that is on off-peak services! Having said that Trans Pennine cross Pennine route between Manchester and Leeds is served by some brand new sets which are just 3 cars each. Commuter trains on inter city routes.


The three-coach thing is because the Northern and TPE franchises were let on a 'no-growth' basisBlush. TPE is NOT and never has been, an 'Inter-City' route, even in BR days. The stock for their services is FAR better than the stuff which NR have to use; I know, I've used both.

It's worth pointing out that the three-coach thing is a leftover from BR, who introduced this style in the late 80s/early 90s to replace 4-coach (by then) loco-hauled trains. It's also worth pointing out that between Liverpool and Leeds, the service was only hourly. The stopping sevices had also just about disappeared by then; now, between Manchester and Leeds, there are stopping trains hourly, change at Huddersfield, dive into The GroveSmile, and the TPE trains run at 4 per hour.


(This post was edited by blucher blue on Dec 18, 2011, 2:28 PM)


LondonBuck
Chelsea Transfer Target


Dec 18, 2011, 4:21 PM

Posts: 4017
Location: East London
Team(s): AFC Telford United, Witham Town, Folkestone Invicta, Gillingham, Woking

Post #7 of 288 (19974 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Isaac] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Furthermore, the new lot taking over in February, ABELLIO not only sounds like an uspet stomach, its enough to give you one Crazy
Bring out the paintbrush again!



632 GROUNDS - K Sports(61/92)
580 WETHERSPOONS - Wallasey
1 WETHERSPOONS HOTEL


UKPunk
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 19, 2011, 12:18 AM

Posts: 11785
Location:
Team(s):

Post #8 of 288 (19928 views)
Shortcut
Re: [LondonBuck] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
On your travels, who have you found to be the worst for cock ups?
Have to say Nat Ex East Anglia takes some beating! Mad

Agreed. I've made many train journeys over the last few years and in my experience NXEA have caused me far more delays and cancellations than any other train company.

While we're on the subject, can someone 'in the know' please explain to me why NXEA seem to have been working on the same parts of the line (for example between Ilford and Ingatestone) at weekends for the last 20 plus years?



1-0-1-0-4-25-40-65-181-289=606

Last game: Mon 20/8/18
4. Basford United 1 Hednesford Town 2


Isaac
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 19, 2011, 12:25 AM

Posts: 9595
Location: Kent
Team(s): ABMU

Post #9 of 288 (19925 views)
Shortcut
Re: [UKPunk] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

It is actually Network Rail that is responsible for work on the line, you can't blame NXEA for that I'm afraid.


buncranaboy
Qatar World Cup bid member!


Dec 19, 2011, 12:26 AM

Posts: 17751
Location: South Birmingham
Team(s): Barnstoneworth United; Bostock Stanley

Post #10 of 288 (19925 views)
Shortcut
Re: [UKPunk] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Your pikeys keep nicking the cables.............


Isaac
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 19, 2011, 12:40 AM

Posts: 9595
Location: Kent
Team(s): ABMU

Post #11 of 288 (19922 views)
Shortcut
Re: [buncranaboy] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
Your pikeys keep nicking the cables.............


Not long ago you were demanding that a post from Gareth, in which he expressed a dislike of German folk, be removed.

Yet here you are making wild allegations against another group of people.


UKPunk
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 19, 2011, 12:44 AM

Posts: 11785
Location:
Team(s):

Post #12 of 288 (19920 views)
Shortcut
Re: [buncranaboy] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
Your pikeys keep nicking the cables.............

I wouldn't like to guess which people are doing it, but you're probably right about the cable being nicked Paddy. Unsure



1-0-1-0-4-25-40-65-181-289=606

Last game: Mon 20/8/18
4. Basford United 1 Hednesford Town 2


UKPunk
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 19, 2011, 12:45 AM

Posts: 11785
Location:
Team(s):

Post #13 of 288 (19918 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Isaac] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To
It is actually Network Rail that is responsible for work on the line, you can't blame NXEA for that I'm afraid.

Yes, I realise that. But it would be nice to know why the job never gets finished.



1-0-1-0-4-25-40-65-181-289=606

Last game: Mon 20/8/18
4. Basford United 1 Hednesford Town 2


buncranaboy
Qatar World Cup bid member!


Dec 19, 2011, 12:46 AM

Posts: 17751
Location: South Birmingham
Team(s): Barnstoneworth United; Bostock Stanley

Post #14 of 288 (19918 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Isaac] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To
Your pikeys keep nicking the cables.............


Not long ago you were demanding that a post from Gareth, in which he expressed a dislike of German folk, be removed.

Yet here you are making wild allegations against another group of people.



Are you posting with a straight face, Russell?

Sadly, you probably are..............


dottirofhod
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 19, 2011, 12:52 AM

Posts: 13055
Location: The North. 'Ich hassen lehm kopfs'
Team(s): Crewe Alex and obviously England.(Unlike a lot on here)

Post #15 of 288 (19916 views)
Shortcut
Re: [buncranaboy] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Where are the 'Clique Police' when you need em ?




July 1, 2018 to June 30,2019 = 200 / 165 / 35 (You know my rules) @23 /03 /2019.( Only 16 x 0-0's - ( 2 on trot at mo !).


Project TFTopTierUEFAGrounds2018/19. Clubs 712.Grounds (Variable).(Inc Summer Leagues 2019. TBC) .
Need - 104 (14-6 %) @ 23/03/2019.



Isaac
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 19, 2011, 12:58 AM

Posts: 9595
Location: Kent
Team(s): ABMU

Post #16 of 288 (19915 views)
Shortcut
Re: [UKPunk] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To
It is actually Network Rail that is responsible for work on the line, you can't blame NXEA for that I'm afraid.

Yes, I realise that. But it would be nice to know why the job never gets finished.


How long is a piece of string I guess.

I travelled through Ilford last weekend and only two of the four lines were open with inevitable delays.


Isaac
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 19, 2011, 1:03 AM

Posts: 9595
Location: Kent
Team(s): ABMU

Post #17 of 288 (19913 views)
Shortcut
Re: [buncranaboy] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To

In Reply To
Your pikeys keep nicking the cables.............


Not long ago you were demanding that a post from Gareth, in which he expressed a dislike of German folk, be removed.

Yet here you are making wild allegations against another group of people.



Are you posting with a straight face, Russell?

Sadly, you probably are..............



A certain phrase about stones and greenhouses comes to mind Donald!


dottirofhod
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 19, 2011, 1:13 AM

Posts: 13055
Location: The North. 'Ich hassen lehm kopfs'
Team(s): Crewe Alex and obviously England.(Unlike a lot on here)

Post #18 of 288 (19908 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Isaac] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To

A certain phrase about stones and greenhouses comes to mind Donald!


Idio_ !




July 1, 2018 to June 30,2019 = 200 / 165 / 35 (You know my rules) @23 /03 /2019.( Only 16 x 0-0's - ( 2 on trot at mo !).


Project TFTopTierUEFAGrounds2018/19. Clubs 712.Grounds (Variable).(Inc Summer Leagues 2019. TBC) .
Need - 104 (14-6 %) @ 23/03/2019.



buncranaboy
Qatar World Cup bid member!


Dec 19, 2011, 1:51 AM

Posts: 17751
Location: South Birmingham
Team(s): Barnstoneworth United; Bostock Stanley

Post #19 of 288 (19905 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Isaac] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To



A certain phrase about stones and greenhouses comes to mind Donald!



I don't know that one I'm afraid. Cool

I was thinking of having a pop at the Plymouth Brethren in due course. That okay with you?

Merry Christmas Wink


garethwrexy
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 19, 2011, 7:49 AM

Posts: 9305
Location: whitford near holywell north wales
Team(s): wrexham and dulwich

Post #20 of 288 (19891 views)
Shortcut
Re: [buncranaboy] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

used to use south west trains a lot overt he years, when i lived in london, they wernt always that great Unsure



wrexham fc fa trophy winners 2013 !


splodge
Chelsea Transfer Target


Dec 19, 2011, 8:24 AM

Posts: 4726
Location: United Kingdom
Team(s): Fareham Town - THE CREEKSIDERS

Post #21 of 288 (19889 views)
Shortcut
Re: [garethwrexy] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Virgin Cross Country trains by a long shot. No idea whether Cross Country trains are the same company but a tax dodge and thanks to several problems with Virgin X Country I have so far avoided using the new version.

No leg room whatsoever in normal class and at 5ft 9 I'm pretty average height.

Due to running stupidly late from Manchester once train got cancelled at Leamington and we were left to our own devices about getting home from there with no prior warnings beforehand.

Splashed out once for 1st class to Sheffield and whilst I got the leg room there was no sign of the free tea and coffee.

Around here - yes Connex were bad but with just 3 routes it was only the Victoria-Southampton route that was always late.

South West Trains - Like all trains overpriced but unlike the others, no chance of picking up cheaper Apex tickets or whatever they're called this week if you book early enough.



www.twitter.com/splodgey
www.facebook.com/paulsplodgeproctor
www.facebook.com/nonleaguebins

A football club is for life, not just for trophies


Isaac
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 19, 2011, 8:45 AM

Posts: 9595
Location: Kent
Team(s): ABMU

Post #22 of 288 (19883 views)
Shortcut
Re: [splodge] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Apparently cross country trains have improved since Virgin lost the franchise, I suppose they couldn't have got much worse!

Connex were abysmal on every service they ran here in Kent and there was an immediate improvement when they lost the franchise.


Isaac
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 19, 2011, 8:52 AM

Posts: 9595
Location: Kent
Team(s): ABMU

Post #23 of 288 (19881 views)
Shortcut
Re: [buncranaboy] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

In Reply To



A certain phrase about stones and greenhouses comes to mind Donald!



I don't know that one I'm afraid. Cool

I was thinking of having a pop at the Plymouth Brethren in due course. That okay with you?

Merry Christmas Wink



That's a bit out of keeping with the season of goodwill to all (even Messrs Blatter, Moss and Roberts) don't you think?

Merry Christmas!


DonQuixote
Chelsea Transfer Target


Dec 19, 2011, 9:32 AM

Posts: 5969
Location: Crossrail - Zone 6
Team(s): Romford, Everton, @BrentwoodSunLge

Post #24 of 288 (19874 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Isaac] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

 

I travelled through Ilford last weekend and only two of the four lines were open with inevitable delays.

Bloody Pikeys......



Play-off programmes wanted: 2004 Basingstoke v Lewes. 2005 Droylsden v Kettering, Maldon v Barking, Maldon v Uxbridge. 2006 Brackley v Marlow, Kendal v Stocksbridge. 2007 Paulton v Taunton, Tooting v Hastings. 2008 Didcot v Oxford City, Tooting v Worthing, Sheffield v Stocksbridge. 2009 East Thurrock v Concord, Ilkeston v Kendal, Nantwich v Guiseley, Stocksbridge v Carlton. 2014 Tiverton v Paulton. 2015 Darlington v Bamber Bridge.

FA Vase semi wanted: 2001 Taunton v Clitheroe.


FA Trophy programmes wanted: 1969-70 Any round from first season. Have many but plenty of gaps still to fill.


Isaac
Man City Transfer Target!

Dec 19, 2011, 10:12 AM

Posts: 9595
Location: Kent
Team(s): ABMU

Post #25 of 288 (19869 views)
Shortcut
Re: [DonQuixote] Worst train company [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately


In Reply To

I travelled through Ilford last weekend and only two of the four lines were open with inevitable delays.

Bloody Pikeys......




I suspect that there are more Poles than Pikeys amongst rail maintenance staff!

First page Previous page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 12 Next page Last page  View All
 
 


free hit counters

Search for (options) HOSTED BY SUMMIT SOCCER v.1.2.3