- 7 Jan 2018
The intention always was for the training sets to keep their BNXX identities given they’re only being used for training and will then go off lease. The service sets will become GC01-04.Being pedantic I know but surely it’s not BN29 anymore? BN denotes Bounds Green and alas they no longer will be responsible for the set. Or is BN being kept as in Blackpool?
I see a guy at Baildon in CG uniform all the time, can't wait for the CG to start here....I saw a man in full GC garb at Milton Keynes this week. He was reading a paper. Not sure if that is significant It is good to see staff on the ground. Trains cant be far away.
If it's traction training then there wouldn't be much point to driving the DVT if you're supposed to be learning the 90...Anyone know why this set is being operated as a TnT? I though the 90s had TDM equipment?
Tomorrow planned as per today. 3Z50 should be a runner again too as per this morning.Looks like there are two sets out tomorrow:
3P50 0845 Crewe CS to Preston
3K87 1028 Preston to Crewe CS
3P51 0919 Crewe CS to Blackpool
3K83 1151 Blackpool to Crewe CS
3P58 1421 Crewe CS to Blackpool
3K84 1550 Blackpool to Crewe CS
EDIT: Second Diagram was cancelled today so maybe not?
They have access rights to the network but they don't have to use them. Though there certainly is an element of "use them or lose them" I don't think a short delay or a delay caused by the current situation would cause the ORR to take them away again.Surely if they are contracted to, then they have to?
As long as DB are willing to cover the costs of having all those staff and that equipment sat around doing nothing. Admitted I wouldn't fancy trying to launch an operation in this current climate though to be fair!So once the staff are trained, they can put the service on hold, until the current situation sorts itself out?
They'd have to run ECS every so often with each staff member, otherwise the route and traction knowledge would expire. Not sure how often this would be, but I'm sure someone will know...Thank you for pointing that out. I wasn't to sure of contractual or legal obligations that they would have to meet.
So once the staff are trained, they can put the service on hold, until the current situation sorts itself out?