- 18 May 2012
Given the character of the part of Essex between Woodford and Hainault it's probably inevitable that it's not going to be a particularly useful service.I just based it on how long I was having to wait during a visit a couple of weeks back (and yes, that picture was indicative of the level of patronage...)
Elsewhere, it seems very concerning to me that from Glasgow Queen Street for Larbert and Stirling both the 1706 and 1710 are withdrawn. The latter does still run but is no longer to call at Larbert and is becoming restricted to pick up only at Stirling.
This means that passengers for Larbert and Stirling will have the 1649 Alloa service as now, and then nothing until the 1719 for Alloa. The 1700 will call at Bishopbriggs and Lenzie and the 1715 at Croy so there is probably no issue for those stations, but it doesn't seem like a sensible restriction on the 1710 at all. I wonder if they will have to backtrack on this. Is it going to be worked by a two car?