442s Bournemouth-Weymouth

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DJC_158

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hi

i was wondering after a recent trip to bournemouth, why do the 442s split here and only 5 go onwards towards Weymouth?.
I've noticed the first 5 go to Weymouth and the rear 5 reverse and join the waterloo half.

cheers,
Dan
 
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I believe there are also platform length issues at some stops and possibly the capacity isn't needed south of Bournemouth?
 

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Except Wereham & Poole & Weymouth I think all the other platforms only have 5 car capacity


Re power supply: I doubt it, as there has long been 2 units south of Wereham at 1 time
 

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The power supply has been upgraded.
Wareham to Weymouth had a current index of 8 and a single 442 draws between 7 and 8 depending on the info source.
 
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On Saturday & Sundays, they do this purely to allow a 10-car service north of Bournemouth due to the amount of units in the fleet (24, 16 currently required. :()
 
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