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Author Topic: Eurostar passengers stranded beside tracks in searing heat  (Read 862 times)
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« on: July 24, 2019, 05:37:15 pm »

Not a pleasant experience and hopefully not one that anyone will have to face here in the UK tomorrow;


https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/eurostar-passengers-stranded-beside-tracks-in-searing-heat-as-power-fails-in-belgium-a4197506.html
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 06:57:46 pm »

At least the victims were allowed to get of the train and could take shelter from the sun in a nearby tunnel.
In contrast to the UK "keep them on the trains no matter what" policy.

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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 is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 11:33:40 pm »

Yes that does seem to be policy, though I have noted when there is a  line problem near me at Hinton Admiral, trains are held at platforms, guessing to allow customers to alight, and be picked up by freinds etc.
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