0632 York - Plymouth

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I am booked on the 0632 York - Plymouth from BHM onwards, but it seems to be running with a different headcode (1V48) that is normally used for the 0644 Newcastle - Plymouth service as opposed to it's normal headcode (1V46). Also for the week it runs with a different headcode it runs through Toton yard and reverses at Derby. Do people know why it is doing any of this?
Also, it is still gonna be an HST isn't it? I have never been on an XC HST before. It is booked as one Mon-Fri but it wasn't one on the day of the Cheltenham races.

Adam :D
 
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It is running with the alternative headcode because, from Derby, it will be "right time" for that headcode and just makes it a little easier for the signallers/ ARS equipment.

It is because of engineering work on the mainline.
 

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Dont know for sure, there are some on here far more knowledgeable than I about these things who will be able to advise.
 

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Im afraid so!

That is exactly what you said 'Timed', does not mean it will be a HST.

Damn. Is your source in if the Gen sites? I would assume the HST is working the earlier train in that case so its in BHM & PLY at the correct time. SO is a double voyager 8, 9 or 10 cars?
 

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Damn. Is your source in if the Gen sites? I would assume the HST is working the earlier train in that case so its in BHM & PLY at the correct time. SO is a double voyager 8, 9 or 10 cars?

My source is CrossCountrys pick a seat, which clearly shows a Double Voyager.

Correct regarding the HST, it works 1V46 but it starts at Leeds earlier.

A double voyager could be anything, although i'd imagine it would be a 8 car, purely because of where it is going and the short platform at Totnes.
 

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My source is CrossCountrys pick a seat, which clearly shows a Double Voyager.

Correct regarding the HST, it works 1V46 but it starts at Leeds earlier.

A double voyager could be anything, although i'd imagine it would be a 8 car, purely because of where it is going and the short platform at Totnes.

TheTrainLine says the Quiet Coach is coach F on the 0615 LDS-PLY though which implies voyager, so this not an HST either?
 

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TheTrainLine says the Quiet Coach is coach F on the 0615 LDS-PLY though which implies voyager, so this not an HST either?

My mistake, 1V46 is only a HST on a monday anyway, so that service would be a voyager, with only 1V44 being a HST from Leeds.
 

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Made the same mistake earlier on in the year and had to endure a Voyager all the way to Leeds.
 

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Unobstructed window view in a Voyager. You must be joking or you happened to drop lucky.

I mean Voyager windows are much bigger than Mark 3 windows, seat alignment is still a problem in both voyagers and mark 3s.
 

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Of course on a mark 3 you can open the door window and get a proper unobstructive view, but each to their own.
 

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Haven't read whole thread, but yes 125 Mondays only. 125 group haven't updated their diagram site!
 

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It turned up at New Street as just 220001 all by itself! Apparently a northbound train broke down and our other unit was taken off at Derby to replace it.
Adam :D
 
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