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Author Topic: Class 800s to Cheltenham & Hereford wef 25/06/2018  (Read 1866 times)
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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2018, 02:20:50 pm »

I would be very doubtful about any commitment to run only 5+5 or 9 car trains during the peaks.
Was not a similar commitment given regarding other services that have ALREADY been downgraded to DMU operation, and a significant number of single 5 car units have run on rush hour services.

I would regard full length trains as a future aspiration rather than a commitment.
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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2018, 03:37:24 pm »

I would be very doubtful about any commitment to run only 5+5 or 9 car trains during the peaks.
Was not a similar commitment given regarding other services that have ALREADY been downgraded to DMU operation, and a significant number of single 5 car units have run on rush hour services.

I would regard full length trains as a future aspiration rather than a commitment.

Having said some of the negative, I am very VERY happy to have just changed off a 2 car 150 that I've been on for two and a half hours to continue my homeward journey on an IET.  Sure, it'll be another 15x or 16x for the last two stops, but they're good for that.
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« Reply #17 on: Today at 01:19:03 pm »

There is an issue at Hereford apparently with the train being a matter of inches too long for the signal section at one platform at the station.   

Network Rail have only recently discovered it and are working on a fix.  It is only an issue when another platform is occupied. 

Therefore the 17:22 from Paddington is likely to remain an HST for the moment with the IET transferred to the Great Malvern departure an hour later.
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« Reply #18 on: Today at 03:58:26 pm »

There is an issue at Hereford apparently with the train being a matter of inches too long for the signal section at one platform at the station.   

Network Rail have only recently discovered it and are working on a fix.  It is only an issue when another platform is occupied. 

Therefore the 17:22 from Paddington is likely to remain an HST for the moment with the IET transferred to the Great Malvern departure an hour later.

Yes, a 9-car IET would be too long for either of the arrival platforms at Hereford in that nothing else could be routed into the other platform until it had departed, and currently that train is due to sit there for an hour or so.  I had assumed the workings would somehow change so that it was only in the platform long enough to unload, but clearly not.

As for Network Rail only recently discovering it, I and others could have told them as soon as the trains were ordered!

At least Ledbury tunnel, whom many said the trains would not fit through, isn't causing any problems at all.
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