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Author Topic: IETs into passenger service from 16 Oct 2017 and subsequent performance issues  (Read 312670 times)
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« Reply #2475 on: September 24, 2020, 08:06:47 pm »

Can we have some 5 car IETs on the Cross Country Bournemouth to Manchester please...

If rail growth was continuing I could have seen this happening in 2025, but currently I doubt it. It's more likely that once the 221s from AWC become available they will be used. We may even see XC HST's given the axe. To be honest it's impossible to tell right now, in 2 or 3 years time we could be in a completely different scenario to what we are now.

If we get a vaccine by Christmas/Early next year it's very likely that GWR 10 cars will no longer be used, as social distancing will be gone and it won't be cost effective to run 10 coaches when only 5 are needed. Whilst I cannot see the Castle's going any time soon, I wouldn't be surprised to see the 150s go unless things change.
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« Reply #2476 on: September 25, 2020, 10:01:27 am »

Can we have some 5 car IETs on the Cross Country Bournemouth to Manchester please...

If rail growth was continuing I could have seen this happening in 2025, but currently I doubt it. It's more likely that once the 221s from AWC become available they will be used.

And the 222s from East Midlands, of course.
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« Reply #2477 on: October 17, 2020, 11:18:18 am »

Something I have noticed in recent weeks.



The GWR logos are starting to wear off.  Whether it is the carriage washer or tree branches west of Plymouth I am not sure.

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« Reply #2478 on: October 17, 2020, 05:40:28 pm »

Perhaps they were designed to last as long as the franchise.......
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« Reply #2479 on: October 17, 2020, 05:58:02 pm »

Perhaps they were designed to last as long as the franchise.......

... in which case they can just slap new ones one.
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