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« Reply #585 on: January 29, 2023, 10:38:48 am »

There’s little point making comparisons on ride quality unless it’s on the same track, the same relative position within the carriage, and at the same speed.
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« Reply #586 on: January 29, 2023, 12:28:20 pm »

There’s little point making comparisons on ride quality unless it’s on the same track, the same relative position within the carriage, and at the same speed.
And the same seats Wink the lack of padding in places in the Fainsa seats on a Class 8xx probably exacerbates or magnifies any bumps. I now travel with a cushion.
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« Reply #587 on: February 03, 2023, 02:23:15 pm »

Just to add this train crew notice to further explain my previous post, and perhaps it might explain your poor ride quality experience?  Even if you weren’t on this particular bit of track it shows how it might be the track and not the train that’s responsible.
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« Reply #588 on: Yesterday at 10:59:20 am »

Very interesting post on journeycheck today (8th February)
https://www.journeycheck.com/greatwesternrailway/
08:50 Penzance to Cardiff Central due 14:20
Facilities on the 08:50 Penzance to Cardiff Central due 14:20.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Will be formed of 9 coaches instead of 5.

Bonus upgrade!
Usually second class only,  and nine coaches including first.

Welcome upgrade to that service.
Only applies to perhaps one service today, but...
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« Reply #589 on: Yesterday at 11:04:28 am »

Could happen more often as the Castle sets are withdrawn.
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« Reply #590 on: Yesterday at 11:06:32 am »

Looks like it's only a 5-car (800007) and is actually booked for an IET (Intercity Express Train) all week and formed off the 06:39 from PLY» (Plymouth - next trains).  

It then goes on to work the 15:00 CDF» (Cardiff - next trains)-TAU» (Taunton - next trains), 17:11 TAU-CDF, 20:00 CDF-TAU and 22:44 TAU-BRI» (Bristol Temple Meads - next trains).
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