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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    When hotels reopen in Scotland, on 15 July, does that mean that the sleeper crews will once again lodge in hotels during the day, or...
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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    Not ‘shooting the messenger’, and I have no doubt that what you say is right, but it‘s strange in that case, then, that CS have made it...
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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    Yes, I thought that the FW drivers also drove the Alcans so still regularly worked over the WHL. I wonder why they’ve decided not to...
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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    Perhaps this is for route and traction refreshers? The GBRF drivers and CS guards may not have worked over the Edinburgh-Aberdeen route...
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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    At present, an early arrival on the Highlander into Euston is very possible, but under normal circumstances (when a full weekday service...
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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    If it’s on time, the northbound sleeper (1S25) should pass the southbound Highland Chieftain (1E13) at Tomatin (sleeper booked to wait...
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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    This does not surprise me. In fact, I very much doubt that lounge cars will reopen until social distancing can be scrapped- which may...
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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    I suppose it’s a railhead for Carnwath too, and perhaps Biggar?
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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    Let’s hope they get this sorted! On the one hand there aren’t many passengers travelling (about twelve in as many sleeping cars across...
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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    That is true. The only issue is that if lockdown in Scotland continues, there won’t be a single (legal) tourist (I do hope though, for...
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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    This would be the easiest way of doing things for the time being- Inverness brake, lounge, six sleepers, then Fort William brake...
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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    Under normal circumstances, yes, the seated coach does function as a day coach between Edinburgh and Fort William. Until at least 31st...
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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    I wondered about that too, though it is a franchise requirement so it probably would be expected to return post-COVID. I myself wondered...
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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    It’s an amazing journey, I do agree (especially the Fort William section). You ideally need the lounge car to enjoy the West Highland...
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    MrEd replied to the thread Caledonian Sleeper.
    You’re right on both points. Seated coach is essential as a brake coach and for the TMS, but is closed to the public for the...

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