Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here].
Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
article index - [here]
 19/06/2019 - TransWilts Design entries end
22/06/2019 - Steam on the District
24/06/2019 - National Rail Safety Week
25/06/2019 - First Group Shareholder mtg
26/06/2019 - TransWilts Stakeholder Conf.
29/06/2019 - Melksham Carnival
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail news GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4 Chat on off
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
June 16, 2019, 10:20:24 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[147] GWR Community Rail Conference, 14th (and 13th) June 2019
[74] Newly restored "Flying Scotsman" back in service - o...
[36] New Platform Markings at Reading
[34] Shortage of train crews on Great Western Railway since Septemb...
[32] Biggest investment since the Victorians....
[30] Local trains not running? Semifast IETs can now call at all s...
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Relettering of coaches for reservations  (Read 738 times)
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 25382



View Profile WWW Email
« on: December 09, 2018, 12:57:15 pm »

With thanks to one of our members who posted this on Facebook

Quote
In order to obtain a consistent reservation format across the fleet, coaches E and F have become H and J respectively from today. HST formations will now consist of ABCDHJKL.

So no more "E" and "F".
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest and of RailFuture
Clan Line
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 248



View Profile
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 02:54:14 pm »

With thanks to one of our members who posted this on Facebook

Quote
In order to obtain a consistent reservation format across the fleet, coaches E and F have become H and J respectively from today. HST formations will now consist of ABCDHJKL.

So no more "E" and "F".

So no more "F" in trains, eh ?  Grin
Logged
Charlie (in Gloucester)
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 333


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 05:23:33 pm »

Apart of these Hybrid Reservations that GWR are introducing.

Where are these Quiet Carrage stickers for the IETs though? On Mark Hopwood, hes quiet..
Logged

Regular Passenger on the GWR network, especially on services between Gloucester, Swindon and Paddington.
didcotdean
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 1072


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 06:53:02 pm »

Why are they persisting with letters on the coaches at all for IETs, when the station announcements usually refer to numbers that in some cases have been painted on the platforms for location purposes?

Been on an IET this week when there was a belt and braces approach to reservations - cards out and the electronic system being on. They did appear to have the same information.
Logged
PhilWakely
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 1092


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 07:57:42 pm »

Could be interesting when a 2x5-car IET turns up. It is possible for one or both units to be in reverse formation, so somebody with a reservation in Coach 'B' (say) could find themselves in any of coaches 2, 4, 7 or 9. You do get a slight clue with the announcement that 'First Class is located in coaches (eg) 1, 2, 9 and 10'.

I have stood on a station platform waiting to board a London-bound service when a very exasperated member of the platform staff made an announcement apologising to the waiting pax saying that he 'had no idea where their respective coaches will be in the formation'.

I wonder why dwell time is still too long at some stations.
Logged
Clan Line
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 248



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 08:22:37 pm »

You do get a slight clue with the announcement that 'First Class is located in coaches (eg) 1, 2, 9 and 10'.

....a very slight clue ......  I heard just that announcement at Bath Spa one day  - when the train arrived 1st was located in coaches 4, 5, 6 & 7 !!!!  They got the train right though !!
Logged
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page