It could be a tricky commute homes home for some tonight as the track and tunnel between Blackheath and Charlton has closed due to fire.
Much like during disruption last night people are again stating they cannot hear the driver due to problems with the intercom.
This is a consistent issue and could be critical in an evacuation. When passengers were trapped for three hours in snowy weather there were multiple reports that the intercom did not function. Passengers eventually jumped off trains onto tracks.
Would be helpful it tannoys on trains work so we can hear what announcement the driver is making. Surely also a safety issue. Sort it out. Been on several train where this has been an issue.
— Gerard (@Gerard37762263) May 14, 2019
It’s a long-standing issue across the fleet, and is it me, or are 25+ year old Networkers trains deteriorating even quicker now? Some have been in very shoddy state recently.
With the franchise supposed to have ended by now has maintenance been cut back? It wouldn’t be the first time that the franchise systems leads to cutbacks as terms approach their end. But with Southeastern they keep getting extended since 2014.