- 23 Jan 2012
We've got our own thanks. As I've said, other people have pacers too. And also as it stands, the only whiff of modernity coming to the south west will be IEP stoppers as far as Exeter. Latest plans show the 16x (which are not palaces, I assure you) going to Bristol area which then cascades the 15x fleet to us.It's quite clear that you are a Pacer fan, so how about we send you ours, and we'll have the 16x's you are set to inherit.
However, we can hope that the franchise occupier will look after the trains. That seems to be the main problem in the North - the actual trains themselves are the same as other areas, just not refurbished/ looked after as well. That's a fault with the franchise, not necessarily the rolling stock distribution.
Other people have pacers/ cast-offs/ not shiny brand new / BR era trains too. Get over it.