Southeastern train services running as normal after train fault at Barnehurst resolved

SOUTHEASTERN trains are now running as normal after an earlier train fault at Barnehurst affected lines in the area.

During the rush hour this morning (February 4) train services via Bexleyheath, Sidcup, Woolwich Arsenal and Lewisham had delays of up to 10 minutes.

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11:52am Mon 4 Feb 13

SimplyBen says...

Having been stuck on this train in the affected carriage, i was impressed with the drivers attempts to manually close the door. The poor chap had to ask commuters on the platform at Barnehurst to push and hold the dorrs shut for him while he worked on the inside. I have a lovely picture of him on the phone to some engineers.

What amazed me was how angry people got (at Blackheath) when there was no longer any room to cram the sardines in, especially with one set of doors out of action. One man screaming vitriolic bile through the window in particular. Relax my friend, you'll do yourself a mischief.Happy SouthEastern Monday mornings :)
Having been stuck on this train in the affected carriage, i was impressed with the drivers attempts to manually close the door. The poor chap had to ask commuters on the platform at Barnehurst to push and hold the dorrs shut for him while he worked on the inside. I have a lovely picture of him on the phone to some engineers. What amazed me was how angry people got (at Blackheath) when there was no longer any room to cram the sardines in, especially with one set of doors out of action. One man screaming vitriolic bile through the window in particular. Relax my friend, you'll do yourself a mischief.Happy SouthEastern Monday mornings :) SimplyBen

12:22pm Mon 4 Feb 13

PaulErith says...

SimplyBen wrote:
Having been stuck on this train in the affected carriage, i was impressed with the drivers attempts to manually close the door. The poor chap had to ask commuters on the platform at Barnehurst to push and hold the dorrs shut for him while he worked on the inside. I have a lovely picture of him on the phone to some engineers. What amazed me was how angry people got (at Blackheath) when there was no longer any room to cram the sardines in, especially with one set of doors out of action. One man screaming vitriolic bile through the window in particular. Relax my friend, you'll do yourself a mischief.Happy SouthEastern Monday mornings :)
Indeed a great start to the week. I was on the affected train. My main gripe was the lack of any announcements! 25 mins it sat there without a clue of what was happening.
By Blackheath, people were getting very annoyed. I don't know where they expect the people on the train to go. Blatently, everyone had moved down the aisle as far as they could, and yet people on the platform still bang the windows and shout at people.
[quote][p][bold]SimplyBen[/bold] wrote: Having been stuck on this train in the affected carriage, i was impressed with the drivers attempts to manually close the door. The poor chap had to ask commuters on the platform at Barnehurst to push and hold the dorrs shut for him while he worked on the inside. I have a lovely picture of him on the phone to some engineers. What amazed me was how angry people got (at Blackheath) when there was no longer any room to cram the sardines in, especially with one set of doors out of action. One man screaming vitriolic bile through the window in particular. Relax my friend, you'll do yourself a mischief.Happy SouthEastern Monday mornings :)[/p][/quote]Indeed a great start to the week. I was on the affected train. My main gripe was the lack of any announcements! 25 mins it sat there without a clue of what was happening. By Blackheath, people were getting very annoyed. I don't know where they expect the people on the train to go. Blatently, everyone had moved down the aisle as far as they could, and yet people on the platform still bang the windows and shout at people. PaulErith

1:02pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Tip-Top says...

Having lived in Blackheath for over 20 years, there is an annual memo that goes to most residents whereby advice is given on how to conduct yourself at the railway station
1) Purchase a large hot liquid drink
2) Have about your person a large piece of reading material that you will eventually attempt to unfold and read once on the train
3) Don’t say please or thank you
4) Always expect peasants from zones 4 -6 to do as you say and move into spaces where there are no spaces
5) Don’t under any circumstances have any kind of sense of humour when matters are beyond your control and all other passengers

:o)
Having lived in Blackheath for over 20 years, there is an annual memo that goes to most residents whereby advice is given on how to conduct yourself at the railway station 1) Purchase a large hot liquid drink 2) Have about your person a large piece of reading material that you will eventually attempt to unfold and read once on the train 3) Don’t say please or thank you 4) Always expect peasants from zones 4 -6 to do as you say and move into spaces where there are no spaces 5) Don’t under any circumstances have any kind of sense of humour when matters are beyond your control and all other passengers :o) Tip-Top

1:32pm Mon 4 Feb 13

the wall says...

^This.

I was just about to post samething along those lines. What is with people at Blackheath Station?
^This. I was just about to post samething along those lines. What is with people at Blackheath Station? the wall

2:20pm Mon 4 Feb 13

SimplyBen says...

I like that Tip-Top! Paul, we only knew what was happening because the driver was in with us. Strange how Barnehurst had no station staff to assist the driver.
I like that Tip-Top! Paul, we only knew what was happening because the driver was in with us. Strange how Barnehurst had no station staff to assist the driver. SimplyBen

4:23pm Mon 4 Feb 13

PaulErith says...

the wall wrote:
^This. I was just about to post samething along those lines. What is with people at Blackheath Station?
Just before Christmas I saw some fisty-cuffs at Blackheath. Some bloke on the platform was kicking off because he couldn't get on the train. He was arguing with a guy on the train who was rightly telling him that there was no space. The guy trying to get on grabbed the other one and pulled him off the train. Luckily after a bit of handbags, it got sorted quite quickly, and rightly the Blackheath man did not get the train. He was a well dressed city man, but acting like a common thug.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: ^This. I was just about to post samething along those lines. What is with people at Blackheath Station?[/p][/quote]Just before Christmas I saw some fisty-cuffs at Blackheath. Some bloke on the platform was kicking off because he couldn't get on the train. He was arguing with a guy on the train who was rightly telling him that there was no space. The guy trying to get on grabbed the other one and pulled him off the train. Luckily after a bit of handbags, it got sorted quite quickly, and rightly the Blackheath man did not get the train. He was a well dressed city man, but acting like a common thug. PaulErith

4:57pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Dartbored says...

Tip-Top wrote:
Having lived in Blackheath for over 20 years, there is an annual memo that goes to most residents whereby advice is given on how to conduct yourself at the railway station
1) Purchase a large hot liquid drink
2) Have about your person a large piece of reading material that you will eventually attempt to unfold and read once on the train
3) Don’t say please or thank you
4) Always expect peasants from zones 4 -6 to do as you say and move into spaces where there are no spaces
5) Don’t under any circumstances have any kind of sense of humour when matters are beyond your control and all other passengers

:o)
If there was a 'Like' button, I would have clicked it.

To be fair, Blackheath is nothing compared to Tunbridge Wells. I worked there for a couple of years and it has to be one of the snobbiest, self centered, keeping-up-with-the-
jones's, self congratulating, over-rated places on the planet.
[quote][p][bold]Tip-Top[/bold] wrote: Having lived in Blackheath for over 20 years, there is an annual memo that goes to most residents whereby advice is given on how to conduct yourself at the railway station 1) Purchase a large hot liquid drink 2) Have about your person a large piece of reading material that you will eventually attempt to unfold and read once on the train 3) Don’t say please or thank you 4) Always expect peasants from zones 4 -6 to do as you say and move into spaces where there are no spaces 5) Don’t under any circumstances have any kind of sense of humour when matters are beyond your control and all other passengers :o)[/p][/quote]If there was a 'Like' button, I would have clicked it. To be fair, Blackheath is nothing compared to Tunbridge Wells. I worked there for a couple of years and it has to be one of the snobbiest, self centered, keeping-up-with-the- jones's, self congratulating, over-rated places on the planet. Dartbored

8:29am Tue 5 Feb 13

SimplyBen says...

I remember one morning when the World Cup was on in the Far East and the trains were rammed very early in the morning.

We got to Blackheath, and one particularly odious gentleman jumped on, despite there being no room to breathe and the doors struggling to close. He stepped on my foot twice and failed to apologise.

Simple case of sticking my bottom out behind me to collide with his, and he overbalanced. He fell forward out the doors as the doors beeped their way shut. I must admit I enjoyed waving at him as we pulled away.

He didn't mind though, he waved back. Alas with his hand in a fist and backwards ;)
I remember one morning when the World Cup was on in the Far East and the trains were rammed very early in the morning. We got to Blackheath, and one particularly odious gentleman jumped on, despite there being no room to breathe and the doors struggling to close. He stepped on my foot twice and failed to apologise. Simple case of sticking my bottom out behind me to collide with his, and he overbalanced. He fell forward out the doors as the doors beeped their way shut. I must admit I enjoyed waving at him as we pulled away. He didn't mind though, he waved back. Alas with his hand in a fist and backwards ;) SimplyBen

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