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    Train delayed due to a late departure whilst the train was cleaned specially

    Same here. Was some at the start (nobody was surprised at some of the usual culprits) but we haven't had a single driver off for this now in weeks.
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    Train delayed due to a late departure whilst the train was cleaned specially

    Our cleaners are waiting to blitz the cab environment at every arrival.
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    Train delayed due to a late departure whilst the train was cleaned specially

    Every TOC is different. Mine has cleaners in abundance now doing everything possible to ensure everyone is happy.
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    Train delayed due to a late departure whilst the train was cleaned specially

    That is fair enough with XC if that's their policy but is certainly not the norm.
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    Train delayed due to a late departure whilst the train was cleaned specially

    Fair enough but I doubt anyone would argue at that TOC if it was insisted upon.
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    Train delayed due to a late departure whilst the train was cleaned specially

    Was just saying it could. My TOC has had several insisting it's done on changeover. Almost always done at major terminus stations. Crews do not have to do it.
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    Train delayed due to a late departure whilst the train was cleaned specially

    It could be the cab. Traincrew can refuse to take a train during the current situation if they want the area thoroughly cleaned before departing or changing over.
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    Great Yarmouth carriage sidings

    I think I signal checked them at CO501 whilst I was playing trains going Norwich Low Level to Norwich Victoria Sidings via the Whitlingham crossover & Wensum Curve :p Still it pleased the photographers on the footbridge as the 37 opened up & thrashed under them once given the green.
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    Great Yarmouth carriage sidings

    37402 tested the refurbished Sidings today with LHCS for storage expected later this week.
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    Yarmouth Vauxhall C/Sdgs reopened

    There was a thread running somewhere regarding this mate. Great news, I hear mk2s coming too. 37402 did the honours today.
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    Why do most modern train liveries look so similar?

    I don't recall them saying that but cleanliness of the exterior was not one of NXs strong points on many of their franchises.
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    Why do most modern train liveries look so similar?

    Not sure why GAs livery was added to those that all look the same. I cannot think of any livery in the UK that looks anything quite like that adorning the 745/755 fleet. It is also a hare rather than a rabbit that appears in ads & on the side of some units.
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    Can modern DMU'S run at 110mph?

    Oh I dont know about that. Darn limiter always cut in at 102mph and speed wouldve kept climbing otherwise.
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    GWR (and other TOC) Named Trains

    Usually the down Penzance just after midday.
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    Class 745 Stadler FLIRTs (Intercity Trains)

    Trouble is apart from a short stretch of 90mph on the down after Warerbeach it's only 75mph. Leaving Ely it's only 50mph. One of the best sections to notice acceleration is Cambridge North-Cambridge up road.

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