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Author Topic: Class 387 coming to Thames Valley - ongoing discussion  (Read 114235 times)
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« Reply #585 on: August 10, 2017, 07:20:37 PM »

I've been wondering why the information boards are telling us to travel in the front part of the EMUs if we have luggage/pushchairs etc..It always says front of the train regardless of whether the train is travelling into or out of London

Anyone know?

I have two theories (so far)

1. Not enough power to pull the train if all the weight is at the very back  Roll Eyes
2. To maximise the time for all passengers to exit Paddington if all the wheelie suitcases brigade are at the front  Grin
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« Reply #586 on: August 10, 2017, 07:29:21 PM »

I've been wondering why the information boards are telling us to travel in the front part of the EMUs if we have luggage/pushchairs etc..It always says front of the train regardless of whether the train is travelling into or out of London

Anyone know?

I have two theories (so far)

1. Not enough power to pull the train if all the weight is at the very back  Roll Eyes
2. To maximise the time for all passengers to exit Paddington if all the wheelie suitcases brigade are at the front  Grin

3. People tend to board as soon as they get to the train.   Paddington's main platform entrance is at the east, most calling stations at the west.  By encouraging push chairs and luggage to move to the front, they're sending the to what's going to be the less crowded section, so balancing load

4. To see how long it would take for us to query it on the Coffee Shop
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« Reply #587 on: August 10, 2017, 07:50:33 PM »

I've been wondering why the information boards are telling us to travel in the front part of the EMUs if we have luggage/pushchairs etc..It always says front of the train regardless of whether the train is travelling into or out of London

5. There are (or were) still some short platforms, where the back of the train is not platformed. While it's to complicated to list them, at least you can get the encumbered passengers who can't easily dash up the train in the right place.
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« Reply #588 on: August 10, 2017, 07:52:26 PM »

I've been wondering why the information boards are telling us to travel in the front part of the EMUs if we have luggage/pushchairs etc..It always says front of the train regardless of whether the train is travelling into or out of London

5. There are (or were) still some short platforms, where the back of the train is not platformed. While it's to complicated to list them, at least you can get the encumbered passengers who can't easily dash up the train in the right place.

Most sensible answer so far and on I hadn't thought of so itls probably the right answer
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