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« on: January 11, 2019, 09:55:32 am »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-46828430/manila-s-trolley-boys
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 02:28:23 pm »


Are you suggesting that they should have paths on the relief lines since Crossrail will not be using them for a while?
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 11:15:44 pm »

Perhaps several could be coupled together and equipped with a small engine, pacer replacement ?
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"When customers say that they want a seat, they dont mean they want to sit with their knees behind their ears so that 4 more can sit down. They mean that they want an extra coach so that 74 more can sit down"
"Capacity on intercity routes should be about number of vehicles, not compressing people"
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 01:01:00 am »

Perhaps several could be coupled together and equipped with a small engine, pacer replacement ?

Decent seats and a buffet too?
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 09:30:32 am »

Plenty of leg room too !
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2019, 12:00:17 am »

Perhaps several could be coupled together and equipped with a small engine, pacer replacement ?

Decent seats and a buffet too?

I fear not, only suitable for branch line services.
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"When customers say that they want a seat, they dont mean they want to sit with their knees behind their ears so that 4 more can sit down. They mean that they want an extra coach so that 74 more can sit down"
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2019, 02:02:34 pm »

Perhaps several could be coupled together and equipped with a small engine, pacer replacement ?

Decent seats and a buffet too?

Yes, plus those old tv's back that we used to have in coach D on the HST's, they were good and are now sadly missed.
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2019, 02:57:02 pm »

Volo TV Ltd never turned a profit before going out of business. Passengers wanted power sockets and WiFi instead.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2019, 03:03:12 pm »

Volo TV Ltd never turned a profit before going out of business. Passengers wanted power sockets and WiFi instead.

Never knew they were a company supplying a service, always thought they were a company that just made the monitors.
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2019, 05:32:53 pm »

The company still exists as a non-trading zombie as it went through a company voluntary arrangement.

It was a business where its technology was overtaken by that owned by its potential users.
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