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« Reply #75 on: July 09, 2020, 10:59:48 pm »

Hull Trains ditched the HSTs & 180s for 802s a few months before they suspended service, which they call 'Paragons' as it is the law that every operator of these have to call them something different. No buffet though, as always as a result of 'customer request' Smiley (for more seats).

It's nice to know that TOCs do respond to customer citicism of their rolling stock, although I must emphasise that I didn't offer an opinion on the buffet.
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« Reply #76 on: July 10, 2020, 07:38:15 pm »

Hull trains is an open access operator and therefore not subject to DfT whims and control. Don't expect any conventional TOC to act similarly. The "boss" would not allow it
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« Reply #77 on: August 28, 2020, 07:40:12 am »

as it is the law that every operator of these have to call them something different.

What a load of garbage!  Every TOC still calls the HST a HST.  The only reason TOC call their trains different names is to make them stand out and for corporate rubbish, quite frankly it's a stupid idea and they should just have a standard name for example IET instead of Azuma, Paragon etc.



As for the open access plan I doubt it's going to happen as most of the 91/Mk4 stock that hasn't already been taken up is scrapped or stripped down.
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« Reply #78 on: August 28, 2020, 07:47:30 am »

as it is the law that every operator of these have to call them something different.

What a load of garbage!  Every TOC still calls the HST a HST.  The only reason TOC call their trains different names is to make them stand out and for corporate rubbish, quite frankly it's a stupid idea and they should just have a standard name for example IET instead of Azuma, Paragon etc.

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As for the open access plan I doubt it's going to happen as most of the 91/Mk4 stock that hasn't already been taken up is scrapped or stripped down.

I also doubt that it will happen, although I haven't chosen one specific reason.That said, as the existing open access operators started somewhere, nothing can be entirely ruled out.
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