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Old 8th May 2017, 14:28   #1081
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Well I spoke to one of the on board staff briefly at Reading the other day, and apparently it's going a bit better now, with the software behaving "better than it was". That's all I was able to find out.

Timetable change is in 13 days, they will have to be suitably satisfied with everything, and all the red tape cut through from all involved parties. So I wouldn't like to say, but it seems a tall order for a fortnight.

Thanks. I agree it looks a tall order but fingers crossed!
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Old 16th May 2017, 07:33   #1082
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Any news of how the fault free running is going?

Are we likely to see units in service with the new timetable on Monday?

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Old 16th May 2017, 09:44   #1083
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Any news of how the fault free running is going?

Are we likely to see units in service with the new timetable on Monday?

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Asked swt exactly that on twatter yesterday, and the person on there said they don't think so. Which isn't good news if they're right. I'm beginning to wonder if a passenger will step onto one whilst it's still in swt livery.
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I noticed in passing a few days ago that 707003 now has an orange (i.e. cab-side) external camera housing on the red livery area - have they started swapping them around already?!
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I noticed in passing a few days ago that 707003 now has an orange (i.e. cab-side) external camera housing on the red livery area - have they started swapping them around already?!
I think that they might have been delivered with them cameras in place



That video from February has the cameras visble.
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I noticed in passing a few days ago that 707003 now has an orange (i.e. cab-side) external camera housing on the red livery area - have they started swapping them around already?!
I'm stood at Reading at the moment looking at 007 and 008 in p4, and they appear to all be orange, right the way down the length of the set.
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Old 17th May 2017, 06:08   #1087
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Any news of how the fault free running is going?

Are we likely to see units in service with the new timetable on Monday?

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There are no 707s in the may carriage workings. As and when they start it be through stp amendments until the whole fleet is in service.
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All I can tell is that testing must be continuing because the units at Clapham Junction sidings change position. I mean pairs get reversed in the sidings so presumably they have been out round the loop via Kingston to/from Wimbledon.

I assume nothing above 707010 has been delivered ?. I have seen all of the first ten 707s in Clapham/Wimbledon.
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All I can tell is that testing must be continuing because the units at Clapham Junction sidings change position. I mean pairs get reversed in the sidings so presumably they have been out round the loop via Kingston to/from Wimbledon.

I assume nothing above 707010 has been delivered ?. I have seen all of the first ten 707s in Clapham/Wimbledon.
Yes still 10 as far as I can tell. 003/004 worked 5Q40 yesterday, and I saw 007/008 earlier in the week on test at Reading.
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