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Old Yesterday, 12:56   #1441
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Passenger no. Test yes.
So how come these 2Z services took place last week? Out in passenger service for one day, next minute back on test again and withdrawn from passenger service. I don't understand what is going on, whether the franchise is causing the issues or whether they just aren't ready yet? Can someone enlighten me?
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So how come these 2Z services took place last week? Out in passenger service for one day, next minute back on test again and withdrawn from passenger service. I don't understand what is going on, whether the franchise is causing the issues or whether they just aren't ready yet? Can someone enlighten me?
I think it was just so that SWT could say that they introduced the new trains.
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Old Yesterday, 13:08   #1443
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Siemens have only officially handed over 2 units so far. Worth remembering they don't want these units sitting down on the Queenstown ladder during Waterloo works either where they're new and possibly quite unreliable with teething problems.
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Siemens have only officially handed over 2 units so far. Worth remembering they don't want these units sitting down on the Queenstown ladder during Waterloo works either where they're new and possibly quite unreliable with teething problems.
I'm not sure they have been officially handed over, last weeks passenger run was purely to meet franchise commitments.
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I'm not sure they have been officially handed over, last weeks passenger run was purely to meet franchise commitments.
I remember reading that 2 units (I think 7003 and 7005) had been officially accepted into traffic.
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They were accepted last week.
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... (I think 7003 and 7005) ...
Is this part of a campaign to start numbering SR style?
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Is this part of a campaign to start numbering SR style?
They will always be used as 4-digit numbers internally, I suspect.
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They will always be used as 4-digit numbers internally, I suspect.
The new Aventras to be 7x1xxx, 7x2xxx or 7x3xxx then...

158 88xx
159 9xxx
444 4xxx
450 0xxx
455 5xxx
456 6xxx
458 85xx
707 7xxx
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