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« on: January 21, 2019, 03:54:15 pm »

Whilst out & about today spied an 8-car Voyager service approaching Exeter from the south. Looking at the 'Tiger' info it was obviously the 1S53 Plymouth > Edinburgh.
Curious to know if this is a one-off or regular consist; 'double' Voyagers frequently appear on summer Saturday services but I've never seen one at this time of year before.
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 03:58:12 pm »

Often run on Sundays...

But I don't think I've heard of them weekdays...Sure it was in service?

btw - your post timed at 1554, you say 'approaching Exeter'....how could it have left PLY» (Plymouth - next trains) at 1553? HS4?
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 04:03:18 pm »

Reread that OP (Original Poster / topic starter) ChrisB.

1Sierra53. Headcode not time.  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 04:04:21 pm »

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 07:32:33 pm »

From XC JourneyCheck:
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13:25 Plymouth to Edinburgh due 22:13 

Facilities on the 13:25 Plymouth to Edinburgh due 22:13.
Will be formed of 8 coaches between Plymouth and Newcastle.

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MULTIPLE VOYAGER FORMATION:
(Front) A C D F + G I J L (Rear)
Train splits at: Newcastle

Last Updated:21/01/2019 12:39

4 coaches then form 5E53 to Tyne depot. Looking back over the last few days on RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) this would seem to be a regular weekday occurrence.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2019, 07:50:36 pm »

1Sierra53. Headcode not time.  Tongue

Just as well - otherwise CrossCountry would have 10 trains departing Plymouth, one every 2 minutes between 15:37 and 15:55!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2019, 07:43:53 pm »

Glad someone else has seen this 2 x4 weekday Voyager, I had to mentally check what day it was when I first saw it...
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