Before leaving the sidings, a fire alarm went off in the accessible toilet, which had previously been locked out due to a fault.
I went back to check for fire and it was a false alarm.
On the way to Dartford, the same fire alarm went off again so the fire alarm system had to be isolated. This means the train can’t enter service.
I took the train empty to Gillingham where the driver due to relieve me would take it empty to the maintenance depot at Cricklewood.
I did offer to take the train to Cricklewood from Dartford, but Control didn’t want me getting in the way of peak-time services so the decision was made for the relieving driver to run empty on the originally-booked pathway.
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