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« Reply #1380 on: February 14, 2019, 09:39:59 am »

Today is an interesting one, as the following are listed as 5-car on NP057 diagram (the only alterations I can see so far today):

1L16, 06:30 Cheltenham Spa to Paddington
1B17, 09:15 Paddington to Cardiff
1L54, 11:56 Cardiff to Paddington
1C18, 14:30 Paddington to Weston-Super-Mare
1A27, 17:10 Weston-Super-Mare to Paddington
1G88, 19:48 Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill

However, whilst 1L16 had 802007 allocated to it (a 5-car), 1B17 and the subsequent workings have 800304 (a 9-car) and I'm pretty sure I just watched a 9-car pass Slough on Railcam working 1B17.  If that's the case, you might think that 1L16 was a 5-car which was swapped to a 9-car at Paddington, but both trains arrived and departed from the same platform (number 4), with no sign of any ECS moves so they have to be the same set.  I suspect 802007 (which has no other allocations besides 1L16) was swapped with 800304 last minute and all six trains above will in fact be worked by a 9-car as booked.  That means they are all listed erroneously on JourneyCheck as shortformed - not the first time that's happened.

I'll watch the next couple of its workings pass Slough to confirm the length of the train, unless anyone is out and about and can do the job for me, or travelled on/saw 1L16, or any of the others, this morning.
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« Reply #1381 on: February 14, 2019, 10:01:38 am »

1B17 is listed on the screens at Swindon as going to be nine cars (with first class at the front).
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« Reply #1382 on: February 14, 2019, 10:54:15 am »

I saw 1L16 at Didcot Parkway and it was definitely 800304.
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« Reply #1383 on: February 14, 2019, 11:14:14 am »

May thanks, chaps.  So, not short formations today then currently.
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« Reply #1384 on: February 15, 2019, 10:54:44 am »

May thanks, chaps.  So, not short formations today then currently.

Didn't spot any others yesterday in the end.

Today, there's been two so far:

1W11, 05:12 Paddington-Moreton (definitely no problem with that being a 5-car!)
1P14, 07:10 Moreton-Paddington (likely to have been full and standing after Oxford)

No more showing as yet.
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« Reply #1385 on: February 15, 2019, 11:24:52 pm »

So that's 13 shortforms for the five weekdays of this week, equating to roughly 1.75% of trains.  We'll see what the weekend brings...
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« Reply #1386 on: February 16, 2019, 04:24:02 pm »

Was on the 2215 off PAD (to BTM, but only as far as RDG for me) last night, and had the pleasure of an fairly inebriated chap pretty much shouting at the whole carriage that there's "no f****** buffet, no f****** trolley and how he f****** hates the new trains".

This was shortly after the TM announced something along the lines of "this is a 10 coach train, made up of 2 five-coach trains stuck together, but we only have one trolley service, and currently it's in the other 5".

Thankfully after a few minutes his travelling companions persuaded him to "give it a rest".
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« Reply #1387 on: February 16, 2019, 05:10:00 pm »

Broadgage was out late last night then.  Wink
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« Reply #1388 on: February 16, 2019, 05:41:44 pm »

Broadgage was out late last night then.  Wink

Not me Smiley

Whilst I agree with the views expressed, I would be much more restrained in expressing such opinions, and would not use bad language.
Whilst I have been known to become a little inebriated, I know to keep quiet when drink has been taken so as not to say anything that I might later regret.

I also recall specifically forecasting that with a 5+5 train that the "trolley would be in the other portion" Advocates of the new trains suggested this criticism was premature "before we have even seen a new train"

All part of the great downgrade from intercity trains to regional DMUs.
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« Reply #1389 on: February 16, 2019, 05:46:23 pm »

Whilst out and about at Taunton today (yes, I know Roll Eyes), a London bound IET was sat in Platform No.3 and showing  the following side destiation/next stop display 'Ccary'.  When my wife looked at you can imagine what she thought it said!  And where is Ccary anyway? Roll Eyes Tongue
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« Reply #1390 on: February 16, 2019, 06:25:45 pm »

Hit the post at Valley Parade
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« Reply #1391 on: February 16, 2019, 06:33:27 pm »

Hit the post at Valley Parade

Wrong forum methinks, Ivor! Shouldn't this be on Exeweb (and I think you meant that be Rodney Parade)?  Grin  Roll Eyes  Embarrassed
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« Reply #1392 on: February 17, 2019, 11:45:22 am »

No shortforms yesterday that I could find.

Two so far today (neither on JourneyCheck):

1G14, 08:27 Paddington to Cheltenham Spa
1L51, 11:18 Cheltenham Spa to Paddington

The first would have been no problems as a five car, the latter will no doubt get quite cosy the further into the journey it gets.
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« Reply #1393 on: February 18, 2019, 10:28:56 am »

So that's 13 shortforms for the five weekdays of this week, equating to roughly 1.75% of trains.  We'll see what the weekend brings...

So, none on Saturday and two on Sunday brings the total for the week to 15.  Roughly 1.5% of trains.

None so far today.
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« Reply #1394 on: February 18, 2019, 11:09:32 am »

So, none on Saturday and two on Sunday brings the total for the week to 15.  Roughly 1.5% of trains.

None so far today.

Is this a sign of things finally settling down?
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