ATW/Keolis Amey Wales stock shortages

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  1. anthony263

    anthony263 Established Member

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    Rumours 150001 and 150002 going to tfw not northern now.
     
  2. Sion John

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    Really? At the end of the year is it
     
  3. anthony263

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    Supposedly yes. However I'm going to wait till it happens as things can easily change.
     
  4. Sion John

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    Im going to wait too yes things can change easy
     
  5. Cambrian359

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    Who operates them currently?
     
  6. PHILIPE

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    Great Western and mostly employed on the Devon Metro, although they do turn up, unfortunately, on Cardiff to Portsmouths occasionally
     
  7. hexagon789

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    Probably because they rarely operate in multiple. I think it's only a couple of workings.
     
  8. MatthewRead

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    Correction the Heathrow Express uses Class 332's not 331's they're the new Northern EMU's!
     
  9. Cardiff123

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    Rumours from where? Facebook? Spotters on the platform?
     
  10. sw1ller

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    All sorts of rumours floating round here lately. Apparently we’re off to Coventry or rugby next! I’ve given up listening.
     
  11. krus_aragon

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    That one's got a bit more than rumour to it: there was an open-access application to Coventry on the ORR website, as discussed here. The links have gone dead since they were first posted two weeks ago, though, so there's still plenty of confusion and uncertainty to go around.
     
  12. sw1ller

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    This forum never fails to deliver. Cheers buddy. Some good reading there.
     
  13. krus_aragon

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    I enjoy your frequent insight from the staff room side of things, so I'm only too happy to have helped in the other direction. :)
     
  14. Sion John

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    Yeah 001 and 002 is good on the devon metro
     
  15. craigybagel

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    Coventry was part of the application, Rugby was just a rumour coming out of one particular messroom. Hopefully the idea hasn't been abandoned already (I was looking forward to a few extra miles on my route card) but the disappearance doesn't seem like a good sign.
     
  16. anamyd

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    thanks for the info :)
     
  17. anamyd

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    in what way "unfortunately'...?
     
  18. PHILIPE

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    Comfort.
     
  19. Chris217

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    My son,travelling back from Conway to Chester saturday night noted both toilets locked out of service on the 175 !
    The guard said they had been vandalised.
    Good job it wasnt a very long journey!
     
  20. hexagon789

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    I'm surprised they allowed it to enter service in such a state.
     
  21. Cardiff123

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    Why would anyone want to vandalise train toilets? :s
     
  22. 6Gtraincrew

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    It wouldn't enter service with no working toilets. There is a big difference between entering service and remaining in service. It could well have been the last train out of Holyhead and there was either the choice of running the service without working toilets to get it to Chester for repair, or cancel the service.

    I sure know which I would prefer.

    Also, you'd be surprised at what people do to toilets on the trains. I've seen loos deliberately blocked with the entire contents of the the bog roll holder. Seats pulled off, mirrors broken, vomit everywhere. Could have been anything.
     
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    Who knows, but why would anyone want to vandalise anything really? No one gains anything from it.
     
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    Apologies, I only realised it was "Saturday night", I thought it was a service this morning. I've yet to actually see any significant damage myself beyond the usual wall scrawlings, but the damage you describe doesn't surprise me sadly.
     
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    I'll always remember coming across a 150 one day and you'd honestly think that someone had been murdered and chopped up in the bog.

    There was what looked like a mixture of vomit and blood all over the toilet, walls and floor. It was absolutely horrendous.
     
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    That sounds pretty horrific. Would they still put it into service like that, albeit toilet locked-out?
     
  27. 6Gtraincrew

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    It was taken out of service as the smell was also dreadful
     
  28. hexagon789

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    I think it would need to be.
     
  29. PHILIPE

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    It often happens these days, trains with no working toilets even over long distances. The alternative is usually to cancel the train.
     
  30. DannyMich2018

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    It proves how short of rolling stock we're in that these 2 35-year old units aren't been retired yet......
     

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