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« on: October 03, 2007, 11:11:03 am »

FirstGroup has said that strong rail revenues have helped the firm make a ^good start^ to its financial year (link below.)

They said like-for-like passenger revenues had grown 9% in the six months to September 30 2007.

First added that it was confident of further growth in the business after completing the refurbishment of its high-speed train fleet early next year.

The company said , ^The group has made a good start in the first half of the year, in line with management expectations.^

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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 06:00:18 pm »

More on this in the following ;-
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 12:08:41 pm »

Quoting from that report:

At First Great Western we have made good progress on a significant programme of investment to refurbish our High Speed Train fleet, which will deliver capacity and performance uplift to that franchise. We are on course to fully complete the refurbishment by early 2008.

The refurbishment was scheduled for completion by the new timetable in December, and said to be necessary to allow 125s to stop at shorter platforms (selective door opening element).  Might this cause a problem with certain extra stops? 

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 05:32:19 pm »

from my observations lately it appears that most HST (High Speed Train) coaches whether refurbished or not have been fitted with SDO (Selective Door Opening).
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007, 08:21:12 pm »

from my observations lately it appears that most HST (High Speed Train) coaches whether refurbished or not have been fitted with SDO (Selective Door Opening).

I belive a majority of MK3's on FGW (First Great Western) are now fitted

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