1V66 XC 14:08 Edinburgh - Plymouth

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hooky3

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Looking to travel on this service a week today, is this train a double set because of the 13:06 being an HST, meaning that a spare set is available or is it just a 4/5 car voyager?
 
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I caught this train recently and it was a 5-car Voyager. I do recall one of the trains around that time used to be a double-Voyager but it may be the one an hour later and it may not be any more.
 

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this train was a double set untill February but changed to a five car while weekend engineering works went on, but the engineering works have stopped now so that is why I am wondering if it is a double set again
 

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No this service is a booked a single 221.

The service which would form 1V64 on a friday is only a single unit and this returns to Craigentinny, as 1 extra unit leaves there on a Friday monday as 1V52 is a double unit - however this has not been the case the past few fridays because of weekend engineering works.
 

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thanks i just thought that without the engineering works this weekend that services would go back to normal like they were in January
 

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No this service is a booked a single 221.

The service which would form 1V64 on a friday is only a single unit and this returns to Craigentinny, as 1 extra unit leaves there on a Friday monday as 1V52 is a double unit - however this has not been the case the past few fridays because of weekend engineering works.
1 extra arrives on a Thursday night though off 1S47, the 1125 Plymouth to Dundee which is a double set all the way to Dundee on Thursdays. Plymouth would be short of a set of Fridays if 1V66 was a single.
 

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1 extra arrives on a Thursday night though off 1S47, the 1125 Plymouth to Dundee which is a double set all the way to Dundee on Thursdays. Plymouth would be short of a set of Fridays if 1V66 was a single.
in that case could anything turn up?
 

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1 extra arrives on a Thursday night though off 1S47, the 1125 Plymouth to Dundee which is a double set all the way to Dundee on Thursdays. Plymouth would be short of a set of Fridays if 1V66 was a single.
Plymouth dosent end up short, as 1V52 leaves one set down there.
 

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Its strengthened to 2x220 today between Edinburgh and Bristol so shouldn't be a problem.
If the reserved portion is at the front, the first 4 coaches will be sardine tin conditions between Leeds & Wakefield (but you'd easily get a seat at the rear!:lol:)
 

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thanks for the information guys, i managed to get a reservation in coach C but I would rather sit in the back set to get a table seat, my ticket says "Valid only with reservation". Would I get in trouble for sitting in the wrong coach?
 

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No, unless the train manager/guard/conductor asks you to move for some reason. Never happened to me but if they asked I'd move.
 
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