Assuming you are travelling tomorrow (if not, change the date):Just a quick question. I am travelling on this service from wigan and wondering if it is a pendolino or voyager?
Opentraintimes said:Timed for EMU390 at 125mph
http://www.opentraintimes.com/schedule/C57201/2012/5/30I'm planning a round trip from here in Wales (FGW (Fishguard) or AYW (Aberystwyth), I'm trying to find a postcode that will make NRE show trains from both), using the WCML in one direction to Carlise, then heading over the Carlise - Settle line and making my way back from, probably, Leeds. I really don't want to be on a noisy, claustrophobic Voyager with no window to look out of, but the map on Vrigin's website says their services to Scotland are a mix of Pendos and Voyagers.
*I am particularly interested in one I've found that goes from Euston to (I think) Edinbrough via Birmingham (leaves Birmingham N.S. at 16:20), I'd be planning to board it at Birmingham.
Is what Open Train Times says the service is timed for actually what's booked for Virgin services then? I know on ATW, services that OTT says are timed for one type of unit are sometimes actually booked for a different type (timed for Pacers, booked for 150 in the case of 16:04 off Cardiff to Fishguard I think).http://www.opentraintimes.com/schedule/C57201/2012/5/30
Should be a 390.
Or go up to Warrington on ATW and join a Euston-Glasgow 390 from there.
There won't be one, as it always shows the three closest stations, which more likely than not will be on the same line as each other (unless you balance it very carefully with somewhere exactly halfway between the two lines).(FGW (Fishguard) or AYW (Aberystwyth), I'm trying to find a postcode that will make NRE show trains from both)
All Euston-Glasgow (direct) trains are 390s.So how do I find out which is booked for a given Virgin service?
Thanks. I assume that applies in the other direction as well, since my plans have changed a bit and I'll be going the other way around the circle and taking the 10:49 off Carlisle (a Glasgow - Euston direct service I beleive) on 5th June to Preston (from where I'm planning to go to Manchester to pick up the Milford Haven service which connects to Fishguard).All Euston-Glasgow (direct) trains are 390s.
Yes but over the same stretch the 390s feel like Silverstone at max tilt, while 221s just jiggle their way round the bends at lower tilt even if the speed is the same.Say what? 390s took the same route as the 221s I thought.