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Author Topic: ScotRail's plans for their HSTs.  (Read 14175 times)
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« Reply #75 on: October 10, 2018, 07:10:54 am »

The first ScotRail HST in passenger service is scheduled to be the 0907 from Aberdeen to Edinburgh on Monday 15th October 2018.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45800463
364 days after the IET, maybe they were feeling unlucky. Smiley
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« Reply #76 on: October 10, 2018, 09:57:24 pm »

ScotRail quietly slipped out a HST Zulu train today, Weds 10th October 2018, the 'actual' first passenger carrying ScotRail HST. It ran from Aberdeen at 1155, ten minutes ahead of a scheduled service to Edinburgh.

It failed between Leuchars and Ladybank. Shocked Roll Eyes

Air leak and horn issue apparently. Sat down for 45 minutes. Made up some time and finally rolled into Edinburgh 30 late.

Yep. The sainted HST, cruelly cast away to the mysterious land beyond Hadrians Wall, showed the Scots just what it thought of pootling along at nae more than 100mph. Cocking a snook after being prodded, poked, operated on, and lopped. Tongue

Not the most auspicious of starts. It goes to prove though that it matters not one jot whether a train is brand new, whether it is repurposed, whether it's a Triggers Broom bodge of bits. Show it some passengers and it can and will sit down in a huff.

I'm looking forward to the first passenger runs of the Class 769 and Class 230...
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« Reply #77 on: October 10, 2018, 10:08:27 pm »

Oh, and this is on the door to the catering store apparently.

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