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« on: July 12, 2018, 11:23:06 pm »

A story from thelocal.dk.   A year old (found it while researching:

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Denmark’s rail operator DSB could reintroduce a limited version of its now-defunct sales trolley after a successful trial period.
A trial spell selling nuts and coffee in the national operator’s trains was so successful that the arrangement may be made permanent, reports news agency Ritzau.

The new sales trolley will also offer the ever-popular Danish marzipan bars (marcipanbrød), according to the report.

DSB abolished the sales trolley, which sold tea, coffee, sandwiches, beer, chocolate and other refreshments on its trains in 2014.

The operator reintroduced a pared-down version of the service on a small number of routes on June 29th this year.

The new version of the refreshment trolley is a stationary stand within the train, so passengers will have to leave their seats if they are feeling peckish.

DSB said that the trial could be made permanent after a flying start.

My highlighting. Does that look like the replacement of a trolley with a buffet?
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 08:43:40 am »

Not quite. A buffet has a machine for hot drinks so they are actually hot when you get them, rather than hot when they were poured into a large thermos. It has some sort of cooking or heating facilities, at least a microwave, for hot – I won't necessarily say cooked! – food. A buffet is also a permanent and separate part of the train, that's always there, whereas a "stationary stand" can be added or removed.

It sounds more like a trolley with additional disadvantages (you have to go to it rather than it coming to you) but with some advantages (it can't get stuck in the gangway or obstruct passengers).

I'd also note that Denmark is quite a bit smaller than the UK, though I don't know how far the longest rail journey you can make on Danish railways is.
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 08:54:14 am »

Bet it doesn't sell Danish pastries or serve bacon sandwiches with DANISH in purple ink running all the way through the fat ! Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 11:00:54 am »

Given it was a year ago, I wonder how the trial went.
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 09:45:44 pm »

I cannot remember if Danish Railways run the Oresund trains, but these run all the way across southern Sweden to Kalmar on the Baltic coast, a journey of over three hours. Refreshments would definitely be welcome!
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 11:46:15 pm »

I cannot remember if Danish Railways run the Oresund trains, but these run all the way across southern Sweden to Kalmar on the Baltic coast, a journey of over three hours. Refreshments would definitely be welcome!

I travelled Flensberg to Aarlborg with Danish Railways about 18 months ago. Journey time around six hours.
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