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I've noticed that there seems to be a lot more Voyagers on the Bournemouth route operated by two units - always? 2, 4 carriage units. Do Voyagers ever operate as 9 or 10 carriage trains?
 
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Spirit555

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Cross country regularly run coach 9 formations and sometimes 10 coach. RTT will give you necessary info.

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They run 4, 5, 8 & 9 car voyager formations regularly. However, nothing is booked for 10 cars as there are platform length issues at several locations. That's not to say it never happens, but they always try to avoid it if at all possible.
The current influx of double units is a result of covid. The South West services have been reduced freeing up more units thus meaning the Bournemouths can (mostly) be doubled. Should the South West services resume, then single 4 & 5 coach voyagers will once again be the norm.
 

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They run 4, 5, 8 & 9 car voyager formations regularly. However, nothing is booked for 10 cars as there are platform length issues at several locations. That's not to say it never happens, but they always try to avoid it if at all possible.
The current influx of double units is a result of covid. The South West services have been reduced freeing up more units thus meaning the Bournemouths can (mostly) be doubled. Should the South West services resume, then single 4 & 5 coach voyagers will once again be the norm.

Not only the South West services but the vast majority of the ones which used to run towards Reading/Southampton from Derby & beyond have been removed.
 
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