Arriva 158 refurbishments

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Just to keep you guys informed :
Updated August 2012
Unit 21 C6 & Refurbishment 158829 15 days Fri 27/7/12 Thu 16/8/12
Unit 22 C6 & Refurbishment 158823 15 days Fri 17/8/12 Fri 7/9/12
Unit 23 C6 & Refurbishment 158819 15 days Mon 10/9/12 Fri 28/9/12
Unit 24 C6 & Refurbishment 158818 15 days Mon 1/10/12 Fri 19/10/12
Units Refurbished
Unit 1 C6 & Refurbishment 158840 72 days Wed 8/12/10 Fri 25/3/11
Unit 2 C6 & Refurbishment 158838 37 days Mon 14/3/11 Fri 6/5/11
Unit 3 C6 & Refurbishment 158821 25 days Mon 9/5/11 Mon 13/6/11
Unit 4 C6 & Refurbishment 158820 New Doors 21 days Mon 13/6/11 Mon 11/7/11
Unit 5 C6 & Refurbishment 158827 25 days Thu 7/7/11 Wed 10/8/11
Unit 6 C6 & Refurbishment 158833 (HUMS fitted) 22 days Thu 4/8/11 Mon 5/9/11
Unit 7 C6 & Refurbishment 158834 22 days Mon 5/9/11 Tue 4/10/11
Unit 8 C6 & Refurbishment 158837 18 days Wed 5/10/11 Fri 28/10/11
Unit 9 C6 & Refurbishment 158822 17 days Mon 31/10/11 Tue 22/11/11
Unit 10 C6 & Refurbishment 158832 16 days Wed 23/11/11 Wed 14/12/11
Unit 11 C6 & Refurbishment 158828 15 days Thu 15/12/11 Thu 12/1/12
Unit 12 C6 & Refurbishment 158824 15 days Fri 13/1/12 Thu 2/2/12
Unit 13 C6 & Refurbishment 158825 15 days Fri 3/2/12 Thu 23/2/12
Unit 14 C6 & Refurbishment 158831 (Emergency lighting fitted) 15 days Fri 24/2/12 Thu 15/3/12
Unit 15 C6 & Refurbishment 158841 15 days Fri 16/3/12 Thu 5/4/12
Unit 16 C6 & Refurbishment 158839 15 days Tue 10/4/12 Mon 30/4/12
Unit 17 C6 & Refurbishment 158830 (Trial Air Con fitted) 15 days Tue 1/5/12 Tue 22/5/12
Unit 18 C6 & Refurbishment 158836 (Trial Air Con fitted) 15 days Wed 23/5/12 Thu 14/6/12
Unit 19 C6 & Refurbishment 158826 15 days Fri 15/6/12 Thu 5/7/12
Unit 20 C6 & Refurbishment 158835 15 days Fri 6/7/12 Thu 26/7/12


Hope this helps folks! :D
 
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Had 831 yesterday. Have to say I was very impressed. It may be early days so one should expect the units to be smart, but the interior looks to have been designed by someone who actually travels a lot on these trains. Plenty of tables with unobstructed views, plug sockets, pleasing interior colour scheme - very nice indeed. I've always thought that with a better air con, better toilet and quieter engines that the 158 would make a good long distance unit, with voyager engines underneath.

On the other hand, the Cheltenham - Maesteg the other way was a 142 :P
 

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Unfortunately our 158's are still fitted with the very-rubbish working air-con that never likes to work so the windows are kept open!...it's a great atmosphere onboard the refurbished 158's!...not had a complaint as yet! :D
 

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Gammer seats without the big headrests? What a good idea, privacy, but hopefully less claustrophobia.
 

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Unfortunately our 158's are still fitted with the very-rubbish working air-con that never likes to work so the windows are kept open!...it's a great atmosphere onboard the refurbished 158's!...not had a complaint as yet! :D
Travelled on a FGW 158 on Wednesday with the windows open. They have had 22 years to sort this problem out.
 

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What a brilliant refurb that interior is so light and airy this should be a bench mark for other projects.Is the new livery going to be like Scotland with the new operators name stuck on ?Hopefuly stations will follow once the EU funding problems are overcome .Other operators should go and see these units and take notice .
 

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What a brilliant refurb that interior is so light and airy this should be a bench mark for other projects.Is the new livery going to be like Scotland with the new operators name stuck on ?Hopefuly stations will follow once the EU funding problems are overcome .Other operators should go and see these units and take notice .

The livery looks fantastic except for the nice blank area where the WAG symbol should be (due to WAG deciding to change their logo once the refurb had started)...WOOPS!
 
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Thank you for the update. How come ATW ended up with 4 different liveries at the same time? Okay, I understand that the new two-shade blue is soon to become the sole colour scheme, and that the silver units were inherited from Wales & West - but how did the Arriva turquoise and cream scheme end up in two different versions? It must take a lot of work to apply the colours in a different pattern, so why did the one unit get special treatment? Apologies if this question has been answered previously, but I couldn't find an explanation.
 

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The livery looks fantastic except for the nice blank area where the WAG symbol should be (due to WAG deciding to change their logo once the refurb had started)...WOOPS!

It's a lovely interior refurb, shame the money could'nt be found to spend on the oily bits as the ATW 158 is the most unreliable fleet of trains in the country.
 

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The livery looks fantastic except for the nice blank area where the WAG symbol should be (due to WAG deciding to change their logo once the refurb had started)...WOOPS!

It was only a minor name change, the only thing that has changed on the logo was the dropping of the word "Assembly". Surely it isn't so difficult for Arriva to accommodate as I'm sure the Welsh Government did plan the change sometime in advance.
 

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Just to keep you guys informed :
Updated August 2012
Unit 21 C6 & Refurbishment 158829 15 days Fri 27/7/12 Thu 16/8/12
Unit 22 C6 & Refurbishment 158823 15 days Fri 17/8/12 Fri 7/9/12
Unit 23 C6 & Refurbishment 158819 15 days Mon 10/9/12 Fri 28/9/12
Unit 24 C6 & Refurbishment 158818 15 days Mon 1/10/12 Fri 19/10/12
Units Refurbished
Unit 1 C6 & Refurbishment 158840 72 days Wed 8/12/10 Fri 25/3/11
Unit 2 C6 & Refurbishment 158838 37 days Mon 14/3/11 Fri 6/5/11
Unit 3 C6 & Refurbishment 158821 25 days Mon 9/5/11 Mon 13/6/11
Unit 4 C6 & Refurbishment 158820 New Doors 21 days Mon 13/6/11 Mon 11/7/11
Unit 5 C6 & Refurbishment 158827 25 days Thu 7/7/11 Wed 10/8/11
Unit 6 C6 & Refurbishment 158833 (HUMS fitted) 22 days Thu 4/8/11 Mon 5/9/11
Unit 7 C6 & Refurbishment 158834 22 days Mon 5/9/11 Tue 4/10/11
Unit 8 C6 & Refurbishment 158837 18 days Wed 5/10/11 Fri 28/10/11
Unit 9 C6 & Refurbishment 158822 17 days Mon 31/10/11 Tue 22/11/11
Unit 10 C6 & Refurbishment 158832 16 days Wed 23/11/11 Wed 14/12/11
Unit 11 C6 & Refurbishment 158828 15 days Thu 15/12/11 Thu 12/1/12
Unit 12 C6 & Refurbishment 158824 15 days Fri 13/1/12 Thu 2/2/12
Unit 13 C6 & Refurbishment 158825 15 days Fri 3/2/12 Thu 23/2/12
Unit 14 C6 & Refurbishment 158831 (Emergency lighting fitted) 15 days Fri 24/2/12 Thu 15/3/12
Unit 15 C6 & Refurbishment 158841 15 days Fri 16/3/12 Thu 5/4/12
Unit 16 C6 & Refurbishment 158839 15 days Tue 10/4/12 Mon 30/4/12
Unit 17 C6 & Refurbishment 158830 (Trial Air Con fitted) 15 days Tue 1/5/12 Tue 22/5/12
Unit 18 C6 & Refurbishment 158836 (Trial Air Con fitted) 15 days Wed 23/5/12 Thu 14/6/12
Unit 19 C6 & Refurbishment 158826 15 days Fri 15/6/12 Thu 5/7/12
Unit 20 C6 & Refurbishment 158835 15 days Fri 6/7/12 Thu 26/7/12


Hope this helps folks! :D

When are all the refurbishments due to finish?
 

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Travelled on a FGW 158 on Wednesday with the windows open. They have had 22 years to sort this problem out.

I honestly didn't know you could still open the windows. They look sealed shut. Stupid question, but how do you open them?
 

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and then you can't close them :|
the air-con on the ATW 158's are rubbish, hence the windows are open but the occasional ATW unit (830 last check) had working air-con but a useless guard opened the window...therefore breaking the air-con... WOOPS!
 

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Had 831 yesterday. Have to say I was very impressed. It may be early days so one should expect the units to be smart, but the interior looks to have been designed by someone who actually travels a lot on these trains. Plenty of tables with unobstructed views, plug sockets, pleasing interior colour scheme - very nice indeed. I've always thought that with a better air con, better toilet and quieter engines that the 158 would make a good long distance unit, with voyager engines underneath.

On the other hand, the Cheltenham - Maesteg the other way was a 142 :P

If you fitted voayger engines you may as well build a new train as the Voyagers have a diesel engine driving electric traction motors, the brakes will need to be enhanced because of the extra weight there are just so many mods that would need to be done it wouldn't be worth it. The class 158's with the cummings engines are a lot better that the perkins both of response and power but the Perkins engines are reasonably reliable and a good work horse. maybe MTU engines would be better but once again too much messing around changing them.
 

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The 158 is a properly engineered unit and has performed well over the years ,newer units tend to detirioate quickly.The refurb looks good and should be adopted as a standard for all ATW units.Just that Arriva would do the same to their buses!
 

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Comment from Yesterdays North Wales news board

"Only one Class 158, 158 819, now remains in silver Wales and Borders livery, and it is due to enter the LNWR works at Crewe for refurbishment and repainting in Arriva livery on 10 September. "



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Comment from Yesterdays North Wales news board

"Only one Class 158, 158 819, now remains in silver Wales and Borders livery, and it is due to enter the LNWR works at Crewe for refurbishment and repainting in Arriva livery on 10 September. "

And good riddance to them...you saw one of those silver 158s pull up and you knew that you were in for a grim journey with filth ingrained seats and carpets.
 

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Such a shame Northern don't have the funds for a similar refurbishment of their 158s, some are in a disgusting state and the toilets absolutely stink - I don't remember this being a problem a few years ago, does anybody know what was changed?
 

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Only took Arriva well... ten years
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I'd expect to see ATW passenger satisfaction rocket after some very good refurbishments on the class 153, 158 and 175. Where can I find detailed pics of the refurbished 153 interior as photos seem hard to find?
 
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Only took Arriva well... ten years
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I'd expect to see ATW passenger satisfaction rocket after some very good refurbishments on the class 153, 158 and 175. Where can I find detailed pics of the refurbished 153 interior as photos seem hard to find?

Have all the class 153 refurbishments been completed?
 

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Such a shame Northern don't have the funds for a similar refurbishment of their 158s, some are in a disgusting state and the toilets absolutely stink - I don't remember this being a problem a few years ago, does anybody know what was changed?

Fitted with retention tanks over they last few years, AFAIK.
 
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