Author Topic: Electricity generation and storage.  (Read 1200 times)

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Electricity generation and storage.
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2019, 01:12:18 pm »
Also consider that for the most part the trains can't easily go backwards. So if you've just left station A, and power dies, you're basically waiting to go forward to station B. Even if station a has clear track and is nearest.
I am on the other hand sufficiently trainspottery to have been informed that reversing is allowed if any part of the train is still alongside the platform.

....which is largely unnecessary, as you can evacuate people along the train and out through the bit that's alongside the platform.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Dormant but requires tea
Re: Electricity generation and storage.
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2019, 01:14:10 pm »
It wasn't in the context of evacuation but (as in my 1980s experience) overshooting the platform in the course of an otherwise normal journey.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Re: Electricity generation and storage.
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2019, 05:01:39 pm »
Trains are much easier to reverse than turn around, there just isn’t the space in most London termini.


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