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    Progress of delivery of cascaded/refurbished/PRM modified stock to TFW/Wales and Borders

    Yep, on 245 it's not even visible to fully sighted people, let alone partially sighted people. The internal door open/close buttons aren't any better
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    Progress of delivery of cascaded/refurbished/PRM modified stock to TFW/Wales and Borders

    Has 150245 still got it's original door controls? Very strange it's the only Welsh 150 not to have them replaced
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    Transport For Wales Livery

    There is actually a dedicated thread discussing the progress of TfW fleet PRM mods here https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/progress-of-delivery-of-cascaded-refurbished-prm-modified-stock-to-tfw-wales-and-borders.196081/page-20
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    TFW Pacer withdrawals

    They weren't in passenger service though, it was an empty stock move.
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    Transport For Wales Livery

    The 150s initially went through their C6 overhauls between 2015-2018 under ATW, a franchise that was co-managed by the DfT and Welsh Govt. In 2003 the franchise was wholly let by the DfT with no requirement for ATW to carry out PRM mods, despite the franchsie expiring just 15 months before the...
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    Transport For Wales Livery

    That's unlikely, the 150s are going to be the last of the legacy ATW fleet to leave TfW. The 150s will be around until at least late 2023 or until the new Stadler Flirts are in service in South Wales, and on the Rhymney line this depends in part on electrification being completed.
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    Transport For Wales Livery

    Presumably the 150s will be next for re-livery and interior refurbs. Although with the 769s still hopelessly delayed and Pacers still reluctantly limping on, and with the need for commuter train lengths to be maximised when services start to resume normal timetables in the coming weeks, I wonder...
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    Transport for Wales 769's

    It'll end up being May next year the way things are going. And if it is, TfW's 769s will be 3 years late. TfW will be lucky to get 12 months of revenue earning service out of them
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    South Wales 'Metro'

    Cardiff West junction is a major constraint on being able to significantly increase services from Penarth, Barry and the Vale, and the City line into Central.
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    South Wales 'Metro'

    Here's the final service pattern Presumably the 2tph City Line services will become the 2tph that come down from Aberdare via the City Line to Central, and go up to Merthyr Tydfil from Central via the City Line. Although don't take what's written in the article as gospel. I often find sloppy...
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    South Wales 'Metro'

    The latest article on the development of the Metro and electrification of the Valley lines https://www.business-live.co.uk/economic-development/whats-happening-south-wales-metro-18233256.amp
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    Boris Johnson Announcement Discussion - 10/05/20

    I haven't read through this entire thread, but it's very important to remember that ALL of the measures the PM outlined tonight apply to England ONLY. Apart from quarantining air travellers into the UK, none of the new measures or plans to move out of lockdown he announced apply to Scotland...
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    Rail services to be increased on May 18th

    Lockdown was officially extended in Scotland yesterday for a further 3 weeks, and the same happened for at least another 3 weeks today in Wales. If the same happens in England on Sunday, which is highly likely, why will there be a need to increase services from 18th May? There won't be. Even if...
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    TFW Pacer withdrawals

    Well seeing as 'lockdown' has been extended in Wales for at least another 3 weeks, there will be no rush to get any surplus Pacers back into service for at least another month or more
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    TFW Pacer withdrawals

    Yes, I suspect the 143s that were sent to Landore for warm storage will be back by the end of this month. Esp as train lengths need to be the maximum possible in this new time of social distancing.
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    Transport for Wales 769's

    It was a franchise requirement mandated by TfW that all of the fleet (apart from the Pacers) got fitted with USB charging points and plug sockets. The installation of Wifi on the fleet originally took place under ATW and was expanded by Welsh Govt to include Wifi on ATW's Pacers as well. So I...
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    Transport for Wales 769's

    I know, that's why I said 'unfortunately', but it must be the most un-conducive to social distancing seating layout possible. But it's probably best we don't bring social distancing talk into this thread, I suspect these posts will be moved into the Covid-19 section anyway.
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    Transport for Wales 769's

    Unfortunately, TfW have kept the original 769 seating layout and have just re-upholstered the seats. I can't see this seating layout working very well in a social distancing world........it would have to be 1 or 2 people to a bay of 6 (sitting on separate rows on the inner and outer seat), and...
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    Impact of Covid-19 on the TfW 769 project

    It's recommended guidance in England. It's law in Wales, but there are exemptions when it's impossible to maintain a 2 metre distance between employees. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/apr/03/wales-to-introduce-2-metre-coronavirus-law-to-protect-workers...
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    Impact of Covid-19 on the TfW 769 project

    I agree, drivers and instructors health comes first. Even if TfW could get an exemption from the 2 metre distance law, the unions would rightly object to it. Which is why I say the 769 project for TfW seems doomed, as it now seems impossible for training on the 769s to start anytime in the...

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