The Railway Magazine reports that Arriva Trains Wales will sell its Mark 2 Coaches. So do this mean the end of loco hauled trains on Arriva or will the just lease coaches from other companies (e.g. Riveria, WCRC)
The purchase of these coaches was a rather sore point with Arriva management, said to be one of the contributing factors to Graeme Bunker's departure.I would think this rather odd, it's less than two months since they went to the effort of repainting a load of them. Also, there were suggestions that the purchase of these coaches was funded by the Welsh Assembly (or some similar organisation), so if this is true, and ATW did sell them, I would guess they would have to pay back?
Had GB stayed, the fleet would have been seeing much more use.Yes, the six former ATN vehicles (which were leased from EWS, but sold last year) are now in the ATW fleet (although at least one won't run again, following its altercation with 37408). ATW now owns around 20-25 coaches, somewhat excessive considering how much use they get!
Had GB stayed, the fleet would have been seeing much more use.
OH GOODY!!! They are withdrawing their 142's then???