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Author Topic: Intercity Express Programme (IEP) - ongoing discussion  (Read 392171 times)
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« Reply #1035 on: July 26, 2017, 11:14:17 AM »

I think it was a 66.  Sent to rescue a stranded Class 360 that had sat down at Hanwell.
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« Reply #1036 on: July 26, 2017, 02:25:19 PM »

yes, 68, sorry.
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« Reply #1037 on: August 04, 2017, 09:07:54 PM »

Appears to be plenty of class 800 action tomorrow, including upto 3 diagrams running one after the other through Swindon around lunchtime

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/advanced/SWI/2017/08/05/1315?stp=S&show=all&order=wtt

I'm sure Swindon or nearby will be awash with enthusiasts.
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« Reply #1038 on: August 04, 2017, 09:13:03 PM »

Appears to be plenty of class 800 action tomorrow, including upto 3 diagrams running one after the other through Swindon around lunchtime

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/advanced/SWI/2017/08/05/1315?stp=S&show=all&order=wtt

I'm sure Swindon or nearby will be awash with enthusiasts.

Two of those are "Q" paths though - will they actually run?
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« Reply #1039 on: August 04, 2017, 10:56:15 PM »

Appears to be plenty of class 800 action tomorrow, including upto 3 diagrams running one after the other through Swindon around lunchtime

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/advanced/SWI/2017/08/05/1315?stp=S&show=all&order=wtt

I'm sure Swindon or nearby will be awash with enthusiasts.

Two of those are "Q" paths though - will they actually run?

The trains or the enthusiasts?
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« Reply #1040 on: August 26, 2017, 09:15:39 AM »

Rumours have been abound of a start date of October 16th for entering passenger service. The following has now been added to the system from the 16th

5C03: 06:33 North Pole to Paddington
1C03: 07:00 Paddington to Bristol TM
1A11: 09:30 Bristol TM to Paddington
1B28: 11:45 Paddington to Swansea
1L76: 15:24 (15:29) Swansea to Paddington
1C27: 19:00 Paddington to Bristol TM
5C27: 21:09 Bristol TM to Stoke Gifford

5A03: 04:45 Stoke Gifford to Bristol TM
1A03: 06:00 Bristol TM to Paddington
1B12: 08:15 Paddington to Cardiff*
1L51: 10:55 Cardiff to Paddington*
1B40: 13:45 Paddington to Swansea
1L90: 17:24 (17:29) Swansea to Paddington
5L90: 20:51 Paddington to North Pole

* Denotes diagram will not start until October 30th due to engineering works in the Newport? area

Edit - Taken out the confusing parts which confused myself as well, added in reference to Cardiff services
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« Reply #1041 on: August 26, 2017, 11:05:45 AM »

Appears to be plenty of class 800 action tomorrow, including upto 3 diagrams running one after the other through Swindon around lunchtime

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/advanced/SWI/2017/08/05/1315?stp=S&show=all&order=wtt

I'm sure Swindon or nearby will be awash with enthusiasts.

Reminds me of 1976/7 as an apprentice going out on Intercity 125 test and driver training runs ............... progress eh  Grin
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« Reply #1042 on: August 26, 2017, 01:38:16 PM »

* Denotes has a VAR schedule starting 16th Oct, whilst this doesn't mean they will be a class 800, I would suggest it is a possibility. (Some other services are currently also down as VAR from 16th)

Eh? Having checked a few of those starred runs, they are all there before 16/10, some tagged as VAR but some in the WTT. It's the (unstarred) moves in and out of the depot that are new, involving IEP depots instead of HST ones.

There's also another like diagram starting from Noth Pole at 06:36 as 5X03, via Gloucester, Swindon, Reading depot, and ending at Stoke Gifford. Maybe they are being added one by one and more will appear as time goes by.

Ending that first diagram (above) at Paddington removes the last* train to Swansea (21:15), which no longer runs, or rather is itself replaced by one to Neath. That seems not to be in the current (to 17/12/17) timetable.

* PS: That's not actually the last train - the late late train at 22:45 is still running.
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« Reply #1043 on: August 26, 2017, 06:10:17 PM »

Hmmmm, I thought they were VAR at time of writing and maybe they have since changed, or I was mistaken?

The 5X## are not service ones and have been penciled in for training for a while now.

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Ending that first diagram (above) at Paddington removes the last* train to Swansea (21:15), which no longer runs, or rather is itself replaced by one to Neath
? The 21:15 will be formed from the 1A92 from Plymouth/Newquay, as it does today
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« Reply #1044 on: August 26, 2017, 07:38:05 PM »

How about 3X03, 0642 Paddington to Swindon? That departs from P2, having arrived from North Pole IEP depot at 0636.
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« Reply #1045 on: August 26, 2017, 07:52:38 PM »

Likewise, anything 3X## is also testing
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« Reply #1046 on: August 26, 2017, 10:47:05 PM »

There have been a whole raft of 3X## services running through Swindon all this week on both the main line and Golden Valley route. There was alsio an IET changing ends at Kemble this afternoon, which was interesting for a Saturday.
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« Reply #1047 on: August 27, 2017, 09:55:10 AM »

In another place it was stated that 5Xxx runs are staffed by Hitachi and are 'mileage accumulation runs' prior to acceptance, but 3Xxx runs are run and staffed by GWR staff alone and are for GWR driver training.  Don't think 'on board' staff training has started just yet.
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« Reply #1048 on: August 29, 2017, 12:32:11 PM »

Rumours have been abound of a start date of October 16th for entering passenger service. The following has now been added to the system from the 16th

5C03: 06:33 North Pole to Paddington
1C03: 07:00 Paddington to Bristol TM*
1A11: 09:30 Bristol TM to Paddington*
1B28: 11:45 Paddington to Swansea*
1L76: 15:24 (15:29) Swansea to Paddington*
1C27: 19:00 Paddington to Bristol TM*
5C27: 21:09 Bristol TM to Stoke Gifford

5A03: 04:45 Stoke Gifford to Bristol TM
1A03: 06:00 Bristol TM to Paddington*
1B12: 08:15 Paddington to Cardiff*
1L51: 10:55 Cardiff to Paddington*
1B40: 13:45 Paddington to Swansea*
1L90: 17:24 (17:29) Swansea to Paddington*
5L90: 20:51 Paddington to North Pole

Looks like two more diagrams from 13th November too.
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« Reply #1049 on: August 29, 2017, 01:03:37 PM »

Correct

06:45 Paddington to Swansea
10:29 Swansea to Paddington
14:15 Paddington to Cardiff
16:56 Cardiff to Paddington
19:30 Paddington to Weston (split at Bristol with rear joining 21:27 from Taunton?)

06:33 Bristol to Paddington
08:45 Paddington to Swansea
12:29 Swansea to Paddington
17:30 Paddington to Taunton (split at Bristol)
21:27 Taunton to Paddington (5 car + 5 from Bristol?)
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