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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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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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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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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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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 (High Speed Train)'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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