Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum
Coffee Shop during Coronavirus
Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here].
Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
article index - [here]
 31/03/2020 - Final day DA2 contract
01/04/2020 - Day 1 - new DA3 management
04/04/2020 - CANCELLED - Coffee Shop AGM
11/04/2020 - MidHants Railwayana Auction
13/05/2020 - 2020Community Rail in the City
13/05/2020 - Melksham reopened 35 years ago
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail news GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
March 29, 2020, 04:48:00 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[200] Member Roll call
[97] The Shape of Things to Come
[61] Smokey's Picture Quiz (with no pictures!!)
[25] The impossible photograph? [DotD - 19.3.2020]
[23] Travels around our garden
[20] GWR closing their contact centre
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: 4 carriages reduced to 2 - is this the end of GWR pacers?  (Read 261 times)
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 28607



View Profile WWW Email
« on: March 21, 2020, 07:11:03 am »

Quote
08:15 Paignton to Exmouth due 09:51
Facilities on the 08:15 Paignton to Exmouth due 09:51.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 4.

Looks like virtually every train.  No reason given - no "more trains than usual requiring repair".  I find myself wondering if the class 143 pacers have been parked, and if so whether they'll ever run in passenger service again.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
REVUpminster
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 131


View Profile Email
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 10:03:41 am »

Depends if the Torbay (now called The English Riviera Airshow) takes place 6-7 June. Four coaches would be an improvement on last years Saturday service and the show was washed out on the Sunday
Logged
RichardB
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 637


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2020, 10:15:34 am »

Quote
08:15 Paignton to Exmouth due 09:51
Facilities on the 08:15 Paignton to Exmouth due 09:51.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 4.

Looks like virtually every train.  No reason given - no "more trains than usual requiring repair".  I find myself wondering if the class 143 pacers have been parked, and if so whether they'll ever run in passenger service again.

No, I doubt we have seen the last of the Pacers.  Only 2 coaches needed on local trains at the moment but when things return to normal, 4 coaches will again be necessary.  Pacers the only way of doing this in the short term.
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 28607



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2020, 10:34:57 am »

Quote
08:15 Paignton to Exmouth due 09:51
Facilities on the 08:15 Paignton to Exmouth due 09:51.
Will be formed of 2 coaches instead of 4.

Looks like virtually every train.  No reason given - no "more trains than usual requiring repair".  I find myself wondering if the class 143 pacers have been parked, and if so whether they'll ever run in passenger service again.

No, I doubt we have seen the last of the Pacers.  Only 2 coaches needed on local trains at the moment but when things return to normal, 4 coaches will again be necessary.  Pacers the only way of doing this in the short term.

I fear, though, that "short term" and "normal" may be mutually exclusive.  Wouldn't want to bet either way!
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page