Dear Network Rail Limited,

Due to the vulnerable nature of the Thameslink Core section (Blackfriars - Kentish Town), and the severe and widespread repercussions of a train failure following power changeover problems at City Thameslink or Farringdon, has any thought been given to the feasibility of an extension of the DC third rail to at least Kentish Town, with the power changeover being performed there? As Kentish Town has a reversible platform loop, this would allow trains to run unhindered in both directions, thereby mitigating the obvious risk a failed train poses to the rest of the network.

Yours faithfully,

John Bessant

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Reference number: FOI2017/00406

 

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From: John Bessant [mailto:[FOI #397378 email]]
Sent: 26 March 2017 12:07
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - AC / DC power changeover
Thameslink Core

 

Dear Network Rail Limited,

 

Due to the vulnerable nature of the Thameslink Core section (Blackfriars -
Kentish Town), and the severe and widespread repercussions of a train
failure following power changeover problems at City Thameslink or
Farringdon, has any thought been given to the feasibility of an extension
of the DC third rail to at least Kentish Town, with the power changeover
being performed there? As Kentish Town has a reversible platform loop,
this would allow trains to run unhindered in both directions, thereby
mitigating the obvious risk a failed train poses to the rest of the
network.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

John Bessant

 

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Reference number: FOI2017/00406

 

Dear Mr Bessant,

 

Please find attached our response to your information request.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Rebecca Lindsay

Senior Information Officer

 

Freedom of Information Team

The Quadrant

Elder Gate

Milton Keynes

MK9 1EN

 

Telephone: 01908 782405

Email: [1][Network Rail request email]

Web: [2]http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

 

From: John Bessant [mailto:[FOI #397378 email]]
Sent: 26 March 2017 12:07
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - AC / DC power changeover
Thameslink Core

 

Dear Network Rail Limited,

 

Due to the vulnerable nature of the Thameslink Core section (Blackfriars -
Kentish Town), and the severe and widespread repercussions of a train
failure following power changeover problems at City Thameslink or
Farringdon, has any thought been given to the feasibility of an extension
of the DC third rail to at least Kentish Town, with the power changeover
being performed there? As Kentish Town has a reversible platform loop,
this would allow trains to run unhindered in both directions, thereby
mitigating the obvious risk a failed train poses to the rest of the
network.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

John Bessant

 

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[3][FOI #397378 email]

 

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