i dont this the divisable rule is still in place as i dont believe the 374's can split
i think 375m rule is still in place but can now be 2 sub units without a thru passage instead with enough paperwork
ECTS and the need to Electrify in the next 20 years makes me wonder if these plus new rolling stock should be bundled together as a Chrilterns Modernisation program like what happened with th GWML (hopefully with far fewer cutbacks)
Order some Aventra with a sub fleet AC/DC capable units that...
just do like what other countries that use that system do and split them into half units numbering wise
e.g. a 12 car class 700
700 000 1
700 000 2
700 000 3
700 000 4
700 000 5
700 000 6
700 001 6
700 001 5
700 001 4
700 001 3
700 001 2
700 001 1
second half here is 700 001 but could be...
thinking about old plans other companies have had over the years for non eurostar services to London like DB's plans for Frankfurt-London and RENFE's Madrid-London plans and even newer ideas like a non Eurostar Bordeaux-London Service and got me thinking that the current International sections...
at this point you have to wonder with how convoluted TOPS has gotten with weird edge cases and allocations full of now retired classes if it would be better to press the big old reset button on it and while we are at it just move to something build around UIC numbers then just modified to fit it?
yea to me the 80x#'s feel more a Voyager replacement program instead of a Pendolino replacement
so prob will be as followed
class 390's to Edinburgh and Glasgow with eventual replacement with HS2 rolling stock
class 807's to Liverpool,Manchester,Birmingham,Blackpool and other midland /north...
whenever ive seen fixed feeder rails at St Pancreas Low Level or pictures of the Seven Tunnel i've never seen that set up to move from side to side
am i mistaken or does that not need to spread across the pantograph?