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  1. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    In an HST - easily (in both directions, you can actually easily coast at 100mph, once you get there)! In a 170 - about 97mph...

    23 Jun 2019 at 16:23
  2. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    That's correct. It's not a stretch of line you'd be accelerating to 100mph from a stand (unless you were stopped at Kincraig loop,...

    20 Jun 2019 at 23:01
  3. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    I know, I wish someone would take ownership of this & get it sorted out

    20 Jun 2019 at 22:17
  4. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    I could believe that. Unfortunately, there's nowhere I could actually test that out on my routes :E

    20 Jun 2019 at 22:15
  5. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    I think that would be fine, 6-8 would be acceptable. I just can't get my head around that there doesn't seem to be any way to utilise...

    20 Jun 2019 at 22:13
  6. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    Not quite - Platform 2 can take 11 coaches. Platform 1 can (just) take the LNER 9 coach HST. Platforms 3 & 4 are maximum 6 car (3x 158s...

    20 Jun 2019 at 22:12
  7. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    Interesting, cheers for that! I've only ever driven a 4+2, which does feel quite rapid!

    20 Jun 2019 at 22:10
  8. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    Agreed. It's no better than we have just now - the only benefit is that it doesn't encroach on the disabled seating area. Even 2 more...

    20 Jun 2019 at 22:09
  9. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    That's a big project! I think the 170s are equipped with SDO (I seem to remember when I was training as a Conductor being told, in no...

    20 Jun 2019 at 22:07
  10. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    Not compared to a 4+2 HST, that's for sure! The difference between a Class 170 (and, even more so, a Class 158) in acceleration is quite...

    20 Jun 2019 at 22:03
  11. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    I know 1 cupboard is being used for storage (for spare 36 wire jumpoers, pipe extensions, etc), but I thought there'd be at least 1...

    20 Jun 2019 at 22:00
  12. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    Great to see - that's all the refurbs in service (apart from HA22, being used for training in Inverness, of course)

    20 Jun 2019 at 21:16
  13. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    Try driving one up a steep gradient :D

    20 Jun 2019 at 21:15
  14. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    Pass! There are also differential speeds on the HML that HSTs can't currently use, which might affect things. Also a 6+2 (and to a...

    20 Jun 2019 at 20:52
  15. jingsmonty replied to the thread ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion.

    That only gives 4 bikes, which isn't particularly impressive. Especially given the empty space (with bike racks!) in the power car...

    20 Jun 2019 at 20:19