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Author Topic: Trimode cl 769 to operate Reading to Oxford and Gatwick.  (Read 10960 times)
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« Reply #60 on: January 24, 2019, 10:09:25 pm »

Thanks for that. I guess we are used to aspirational dates not being met!

Speaking personally/selfishly (but I guess on behalf of most Tilehurst to Cholsey travellers), I think I/we would prefer going back to most services having only limited or no stops between Reading and Paddington to cut journey times to London without changing at Reading. From the Crossrail publicity it seems that when (eventually) Elizabeth Line starts there will only be 2 GWR "stopping" trains each hour off peak running east of Reading (see-http://74f85f59f39b887b696f-ab656259048fb93837ecc0ecbcf0c557.r23.cf3.rackcdn.com/assets/library/document/e/original/elizabeth_line_service_pattern-reading_to_central_london.pdfng), and these stopping only at Twyford, Maidenhead and Slough, so we could eventually achieve that.


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« Reply #61 on: March 30, 2019, 01:32:05 pm »

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Any update on the departure of the 153s?

.....or any update on the arrival of the 769s?
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« Reply #62 on: March 30, 2019, 03:01:07 pm »

Two unconverted 319s have arrived at Reading Depot so driver training can start.



The first converted 769 is due in July
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« Reply #63 on: March 30, 2019, 07:06:54 pm »

Two unconverted 319s have arrived at Reading Depot so driver training can start.

The first converted 769 is due in July
I notice you didn't say which year. 😀😀

And does anybody know whether these are destined for Reading - Didcot - Oxford - Banbury services?

And if not, what has GWR got planned for that route given that most services have gone backwards, in terms of numbers of seats, since electrification  was cancelled/postponed and most 3 car 165/166 sent west?
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« Reply #64 on: March 30, 2019, 07:18:47 pm »

By April next year GWR hope to have 19 class 769s.  Clearly the North Downs service doesn't need that many so obviously some will be used elsewhere but I haven't seen any definitive plans.
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