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    GN Class 717

    This might be an already asked question but why are they failing? I guess you have the bellcurve of reliability problem but you'd have thought they would have ironed out the links with 700,707s? Hopefully GTR are getting suitable compensation from the manufacturer
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    GN Class 717

    And on the first day of exclusive 717 service I'm delayed by a broken down train at Highbury and islington... Reassuringly familiar!
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    GN Class 717

    Hang on - I thought services into Moorgate were here to stay? Why the diversions to KX?
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    GN Class 717

    Disable it when it’s idle at Moorgate with doors open?
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    GN Class 717

    Was on Moorgate platform 9 today, 717 in. It was toasty down the far end - and that was with a 313 on the other side. I dread to think how hot it’s going to be with 2x 717s. They’ll have to do something I reckon....
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    Great Northern 313 Withdrawals

    Is there much in the way of prep done before a tow? Or is it just, couple up, brakes off and away we go? Presumably there some mechanism to drop the pantograph and lift the shoe? I imagine that’s a manual process?
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    GN Class 717

    I’ve also noticed that at Finsbury Park the PIS tells you where the train is “between Drayton park and Finsbury Park” when I was there... which must be new?
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    GN Class 717

    Thanks for the comprehensive reply!
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    GN Class 717

    How does this work? Excuse my ignorance. Does each unit have a certain number of motors and as they fail it gets less and less power? Is there a minimum number of motors they need working to run? (More than 1 I assume)
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    Great Northern 313 Withdrawals

    Anyone know if Great Northern are going to do anything to give the last 313 a bit of a send off?!
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    HST on Thamelink lines

    Ah yes you are probably right. was dark and rainy so probably mistaken thinking it was GWR! Have to say I’ve never noticed HST go through before but clearly it is a regular thing!
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    HST on Thamelink lines

    Saw an HST last night fleetingly passing through Kentish Town sometime around 8:30-9pm. Looked like an (ex) GWR set... wonder where it was off to!

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