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« Reply #495 on: October 11, 2021, 07:06:22 pm »

There is another problem begining to occur with wrong side door releases.  When the driver initiates a correct side door release, there have been a couple of instances when a door on the wrong side has been released in addition.

Perhaps they should head for the West of England line after all - That would be perfect for Templecombe...
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« Reply #496 on: October 11, 2021, 10:03:30 pm »

And the next one please?

Seats -> Catering -> Bicycles -> Surf Boards -> Cracks ............. now diesel pollution!

Followed by unwanted door releases.
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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 (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #497 on: October 12, 2021, 07:00:33 am »

There is another problem begining to occur with wrong side door releases.  When the driver initiates a correct side door release, there have been a couple of instances when a door on the wrong side has been released in addition.

That’s a potentially very serious issue, though I’ve not heard any reports of it happening.  Are you able to provide any more information?
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« Reply #498 on: October 12, 2021, 12:54:34 pm »

There is another problem begining to occur with wrong side door releases.  When the driver initiates a correct side door release, there have been a couple of instances when a door on the wrong side has been released in addition.

That’s a potentially very serious issue, though I’ve not heard any reports of it happening.  Are you able to provide any more information?

I agree, this is a most serious failure IF the reports are accurate, which PERHAPS they are not.
I would expect reports in the national press, but not aware of any such.
And howls of outrage from the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers), not aware of that either.

The opening or releasing of doors ONLY on the wrong side, might imply operator error, but the releasing of doors on BOTH sides suggests a serious defect as this AFAIK (as far as I know) cant be done by mistake.
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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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