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paul7755
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« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2019, 11:06:52 am »

From a post in the wnxx forum, the 158 status in early December is intended to be:

7 x 3 cars:
158798, 158956-158961

11x 2 cars:
158745, 158747, 158750, 158751,
158760, 158761, 158762, 158763,
158764, 158765, 158766

Paul

Wasn't that altered at a later stage.   There is now no 158960 and there is a 2 Car 158769.
Quite possibly, I expect actual painted numbers are of less importance than the final ratio of two and three car units.  Presumably the rearrangement will take place gradually over a few months.

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« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2019, 11:29:32 pm »

If pathing for a faster train means stuck at Dawlish Warren then it's not an improvement. The Metro trains should be timed to arrive and depart after the express is timetabled at Newton Abbot or Exeter. This would provide better interchange for passengers wanting Dawlish and Teignmouth.
One thing I have noticed from looking on RealTimeTrans website is that there are a few non-HST services between Exeter and Penzance which, except for (I think) one, only call at Newton Abbot, Totnes and Ivybridge when running Exeter to Plymouth. One or two of those are responsible for some of the waits at Dawlish Warren.

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« Reply #32 on: Yesterday at 01:02:25 pm »

From a post in the wnxx forum, the 158 status in early December is intended to be:

7 x 3 cars:
158798, 158956-158961

11x 2 cars:
158745, 158747, 158750, 158751,
158760, 158761, 158762, 158763,
158764, 158765, 158766

Paul

Yes, it was changed so that the 7 remaining 3 car sets would be 798, 950-955; which did seem to be the case but I have now seen more information from WNXX suggesting that 952 and 953 were to be reformed imminently and I have just seen 158745 with 150261 on their way down to Penzance so this does seem like it has happened already as 745 was the 2 hybrid coaches from 952 and 953 which also means that 762 and 750 should now be out Smiley

Current 158s:

3 Car - 158950-951, 954-959 & 798

2 Car - 158745, 749, 750, 762, 763, 766, 767 & 769
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