5-Car vs 4-Car CrossCountry Voyager Newcastle to Reading: Unusual?

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  1. life210

    life210 Member

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    Hello, I noticed on Friday evening, a 5 coach voyager pulled up for this route. Is this a rarity as I was under the impression only 4 coach voyagers were used on this route?
     
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    louis97 Established Member

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    Not at all, there are a number of 221s diagrams for that route.
     
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    swt_passenger Veteran Member

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    I think it is something of a 'railway myth', because 221s have appeared at the Reading (and now Southampton) end of the route ever since the current origin/destination pairs appeared following the 2007 rationalisation of routes.

    I wonder if the view that it is only 220s to Reading dates back to when the Reading terminators came from Man Picc?
     
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    Although 220s are far more likely on the Newcastle - Reading / Southampton services its by no means always. You are more likely to find 221s on the Bournemouth services though
     
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    There is at least one Super Voyager on the Newcastle to Reading route today (221126).
     
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