Reading postings here is quite amusing.
On one hand you have the bright eyed optimists who see the job as only a month away.
On the other some seasoned old veterans, who have seen it all before and can remember the days when keeping trains running was important, a matter of professional honour. Work was done in the period 0100 to 1100 on Sunday morning. We remember weed free clean ballast, clear cesses and regular and routine repacking. For us this present process has been abysmal and an extremely poor reflection on a profession of which some of us are still active members. We look at the chaotic rate of progress of the works*, the late starting of the resignalling and now the never-never delivery of the EMUs and scratch our collective heads.
*I exclude the Goodwood Underpass from that description, the way it has been done is exemplary in my observation, Victoria St crossing signals being an exception and most likely out of the control of that project.
We had a 20th century railway until the powers that should have been let it rot. Now they want a pat on the back for bringing it back to only slightly better