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Author Topic: Availability of staff and trains (Qn.1 5/11/2019)  (Read 2302 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2019, 11:49:57 pm »

As an interesting training exercise for the local fire brigade perhaps ? Makes a change from igniting a building due for demolition.
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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 #16 on: November 25, 2019, 09:41:41 am »

On the Class 769s, I think you have summarised the options to address late delivery. However, we very much hope the trains will be into production and further delay can be avoided.

We remain in regular dialogue with Porterbrook and the supply chain to ensure the Class 769 programme risk is minimised.

There has, at last, been diesel testing of one of the Northern Class 769s:

https://flic.kr/p/2hFw5GH

Apparently the first Northen class 769 was accepted into traffic today. It has run 1500 mile fault free on diesel reaching speeds of 100 mph. It will enter passenger traffic in Q1 2020.
I wonder how long until the first class 769 arrives at Reading?
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