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    Off lease HST's.

    One of the disappointments of the last week is that the rail industry (and the DfT) seem to have idly let the aviation industry pick up Flybe routes (e.g. Southampton to Manchester) without even attempting to up their game. Despite net-zero carbon targets, the alternative rail service between...
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    Class 442s - Now at the end of the road and to be withdrawn permanently

    Thanks. Are there specific issues/potential failures SWR are worried about? Will there come a point where the units have proved themselves sufficiently to warrant not needing fitters onboard?
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    Class 442s - Now at the end of the road and to be withdrawn permanently

    I was on one the other day and there was a staff announcement for the "fitter to come to the centre of the train." No discernible issues, and the train was on time - but do they actually have fitters on board at the moment?
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    Class 442s - Now at the end of the road and to be withdrawn permanently

    I generally disagree with that. Sometimes forums like this can be great places to ask questions, and there will always be specific topics where you are less clued up than others (and v.v.). Constant spoon-feeding can be annoying, but there should still be little need for put-downs (which let...
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    CrossCountry Voyagers: No interior decor change in 12 years and counting

    An opinion shared by others, too. Myself included.
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    GatEx 387/2

    Thanks, everyone - that's been really helpful.
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    GatEx 387/2

    Hi, I'm looking for some information about the make-up of the GatEx 387/2s, please. I have had a look at the formations page here (http://www.class387.co.uk/formations.php) but it does not tally 100% with the data I have. If folk here can help, I'd be really grateful. Q1: Is the numbering...
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    Class 442s - Now at the end of the road and to be withdrawn permanently

    Many people who work on the train (myself included) have access to a secure VPN provided by their employer. Furthermore, a lot of "internet based" work on the train is simply catching up on emails. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence to suggest that, given the right environment on the train...

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