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« on: February 13, 2020, 11:20:08 am »

Rumour has it that the first 769 will be delivered in May (now September) but won't be in service until December at the earliest.

Also Network Rail are saying it will have to run on Diesel power, all the way from Oxford to Gatwick! Due to incompatible electricfication.

This is despite a good portion of the route having third rail or 25Kv electrification and the 769s as 319s having worked successfully as bimode electrics from Bedford to Brighton for many years.

Moderators i tried to find the 769 thread but it did't come up so please move.
 
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 11:57:51 am »

Moderators i tried to find the 769 thread but it did't come up so please move.

Tough one to find ... http://gwr.passenger.chat/19683 - I'll quote you onto the end of there.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 12:01:26 pm »

Moderators i tried to find the 769 thread but it did't come up so please move.

Tough one to find ... http://gwr.passenger.chat/19683 - I'll quote you onto the end of there.

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http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=19683.msg281918#msg281918

and I lock this thread so we're all posting on the same page
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