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Author Topic: Trimode cl 769 to operate Reading to Oxford and Gatwick.  (Read 32733 times)
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« Reply #120 on: February 22, 2021, 01:55:15 pm »

I've just been reading on RailUK forums about more problems with Transport for Wales' 769s. Three of their trains have been out today and each of them in turn has failed, eventually being replaced by a class 150. There's no information so far of what the causes of the problems are, but it's probably just as well that GWR's 769s are not yet in service.

https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/transport-for-wales-769s.179770/post-5008891

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« Reply #121 on: February 22, 2021, 02:11:14 pm »

Yup, there are worrying signs that this will turn into a right old farce!
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« Reply #122 on: February 22, 2021, 02:30:11 pm »

I mean they look ok...Will they be used on the Reading-Basingstoke line?
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« Reply #123 on: February 22, 2021, 02:30:53 pm »

When will they enter passenger service?
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« Reply #124 on: February 22, 2021, 02:40:31 pm »

Yup, there are worrying signs that this will turn into a right old farce!

I mean they look ok...Will they be used on the Reading-Basingstoke line?

When will they enter passenger service?

There are times it's good to be leading edge rather than bleading edge.   Predictions / suggestions for them entering GWR service is in a few month's time but that's slipped a few times already and while various formations are reduced across GWR due to covid, sensible to get it right rather than rush it.    Looking OK is a bit of a cosmetic view - they need to work reliably too; inevitably there will be a learning curve for the maintenance teams at first so there may be a struggle to maintain reliability just at first, but we should (I think) be happy that experience is being gained in Wales.
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