Bham International - Welshpool

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  1. ayrshire_voyager

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    Travelling as per above on 23rd May, anyone any ideas what rolling stock/formation will be used, am concerned train will be tiny as my wife has health issues and as we were not able to book a seat I want to prepare myself
     
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    fishquinn Established Member Quizmaster

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    It will be a class 158. Shouldn't be to busy from BHI.
     
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    fishquinn Established Member Quizmaster

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    4 coaches. I think that those trains split at Machynlleth.
     
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    Unless something major has gone wrong, virtually guaranteed to be 2 x 2-car 158s. These units normally lay over for about 20 minutes at BHI, so you should have plenty of time to get settled.

    I caught the 10:09 from BHI last Friday, no more than about 20 pax per coach in the Aberystwyth set and about 10 per coach in the Pwllheli set. Travelling to Welshpool you can use either. The train reverses at Shrewsbury. It was maybe 2/3 full at most (at least, until Harlech, beyond which it is acts as a school train).
     
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    thanks all, very helpful !
     
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    It can only be a 158 and will probably be too. Only Arriva's 158s and NR 97s can head onto the Cambrian as they are the only ones fitted with ERTMS
     
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    The new enhanced service starts on May 18th with 4 extra trains a day each way however all the extra trains are 2 car and some of the existing ones are cut to 2 west of Shrewsbury.

    What train are you planing on using from BHM INTL?
     
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    thanks for replies perfectly pleasant journey in both directions
     
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    No great worries at moment, had a unit swap at Shrewsbury tonight , the 1730 ex ABR was turned around to head back to AbR at 1930. The rear unit off the 1809 ex INTL was turned around to head back to Brum.
     
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