They should have had enough drivers trained on the route so it was not an issue. I got caught up in that mess going to work. Suspect it was a rush to get the line back open, given they did open it a week before scheduled.pilot drivers arriving by TAXI!
Not to excuse the stuff-up in any way but how would you prefer they arrived? Tulloch railmotor?
They should have been waiting at the previous station as the pickup and then exit at the post bridge station.
Hello All,Agreed. They should have put it in the drivers' rosters.
the reason is simple, a lack of planning.
The work would have been agreed to months ago, there were probably weekly meeting where it was discussed amongst other items, the time table was known, ( that is the point of a WTT after all ) so there is no excuse for not ensuring that people were in place to pilot the trains as required.