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« on: January 05, 2019, 01:39:38 am »

From the South Wales Argus

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PLANS for a new railway line in Newport for the storage of trains during major events have been recommended for approval.

A 1.6km major events stabling line (MESL) near Llanwern steelworks would be used as a staging area to provide increased capacity on the rail network, say Transport for Wales.

Passenger trains would be deployed during periods of high demand, including rugby matches and concerts at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

In round terms, that would hold around 70 carriages
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 08:28:39 am »

In round terms, that would hold around 70 carriages

And where would 70 carriages that can be just laid up for a few hours be found (apart from Ely Papworth Sidings that is of course)?
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 05:42:52 pm »

In round terms, that would hold around 70 carriages

And where would 70 carriages that can be just laid up for a few hours be found (apart from Ely Papworth Sidings that is of course)?

I understood that the plan was to use 12 car 387s as crowd busters to move punters back to London after big events.  They normally finish outside TV peak times.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 06:52:24 pm »

By my reckoning a 12-car Class 387 would be about 240m long. Does that mean you could park half a dozen of them at Llanwern? That ought to be enough to shift a fair old crowd.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 07:53:41 pm »

In round terms, that would hold around 70 carriages

And where would 70 carriages that can be just laid up for a few hours be found (apart from Ely Papworth Sidings that is of course)?

I understood that the plan was to use 12 car 387s as crowd busters to move punters back to London after big events.  They normally finish outside TV peak times.


And that's assuming the TV drivers have route knowledge or other depots drivers have signed 387's
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