Class 373 Eurostar withdrawals

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  1. MarcVD

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    A belgian magazine I subscribe to says that Thalys hired two ex-NOL sets. It did not specifý the numbers.
     
  2. Peter Mugridge

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    They've gone for 3217/8 instead; apparently it's for the THALYS equivalent of SNCF's budget OuiGo TGV services.
     
  3. Fred43123

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    It'll be for IZY then, wonder if they'll just run a single train per day in each direction using it?...as they did have two TGV Reseau sets in the livery
     
  4. Peter Mugridge

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    Yes, Izy - I just couldn't remember the name of it.

    They've only got one TGV now, 4551. The fleet was too tight for them to have two, so the other one went back to the regular THALYS fleet.
     
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    1258 St Pancras - Brussels was a last minute substitution for an unrefurbished 373. Haven’t got the number (I’m sitting on it at the moment) but my goodness, the ride is amazing on these things.
     
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    Sitting in coach 3 myself. Cannot believe my luck.
     
  7. urpert

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    Hi there!
     
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    Hi Upert. After late lunch in Midi, off with thalys to Germany
     
  9. superalbs

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    Hang on, I thought that was often a TMST set anyway?
     
  10. urpert

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    Interesting. Maybe it was booked for a refurb one as the ticket barrier spat out a Replacement Booking Pass (with new seat allocation) when I checked in.
     
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    Is St. Pancakes always so crowded. With both Paris and Brussels departing it was certainly overcrowded today.
     
  12. Peter Mugridge

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    Yes - it's supposed to be a 373.
     
  13. Milo T.K

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    Has anyone got pictures of a 373 being scrapped?
     
  14. cl90001

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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/robmc...Q-XFHx7C-ZLYNUy-XFHygS-YGhhSo-24aMj7k-24MXV1W

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/robmc...t-25T4PF4-5QbbHL-9rYc8E-22xVfVb-4JP53x-Q4Nxm4

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/37260...4cY-ebzCZT-bu5fRj-nh2m6D-e1sng9-a5gZeK-29jtk9

    other than the links attached above (credit to those who took the photos of course), Kingsbury is surrounded by containers to stop people getting photos and as a way to keep the site secure from metal theifs e.t.c so not easy to see inside, only other photos I’ve seen are 373005/006 being shunted inside the site (will see if I can find them).

    there is a footpath by the railway line which allows a small view (or by passing train) of the site.
     
  15. Desiro360

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    It's interesting to know that Izy have hired 3217/3218. I wonder if they will just apply the Izy logo to the power cars and keep the old Eurostar livery. Or will Izy have the set rebranded into their livery?
     
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    old interior would be cool :)
     
  17. Desiro360

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    Indeed. I reckon that will probably happen.
     
  18. 317666

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    I saw 3217/18 parked in Vorst depot the other day, glad to know it's got a future!
     
  19. Desiro360

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    Me too, I'm glad that 3217/3218 has found further use for now as it was the first Class 373 set I travelled on as a passenger. Wonder when Izy will intrduce it into service once enough of their drivers are trained on operating a Class 373 set. :)
     
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    most likely to be Eurostar livery with Thalys logos/branding, would be surprised if Thalys rebranded the set into their full livery as its only on hire (not sure how long for?)
     
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    (reported on another forum)

    update on the situation with 374s/E320s and Ashford International. E320s currently not permitted to call at Ashford until September, possibly longer. apparently last weekend also saw another E320 on a test run into the station?.
     
  22. Desiro360

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    Thank you for this information, time will tell how long Thalys hire 3217/3218.
     
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    3217 & 3218 are still with Eurostar, having seen it arrive at St Pancras earlier on train 9057.

    3999 is also hitched up to a set, not sure what was at the other end but that was working 9149 today.
     
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    believe 3999 is paired with 3015 at the moment?.
     
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    **credit to a Eurostar staff member for passing this info on to me.**

    3217/3218 is still due to go on hire to Thalys along with a 2nd set which is due to be ethier 3213/4, 3215/6 or 3223/4.
     
  26. Fred43123

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    Did they say when this is suppose to happen?
     
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    no date for the sets to transfer has been anoucned yet, not yet confirmed if they will be used on the low cost "izy" service or the regular Thalys ether.
     
  28. Fred43123

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    May I ask what other forum you use to get this information from? You can reply in DM if you want to. But thanks anyway.
     
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    You mean you read it on another forum.....
     
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    Had hoped it would be resolved before my trip from Ashford-Brussels in October but not looking hopeful. Any indication 9110 will resume its Ashford stop in the autumn?
     

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