I don't know the specific diagrams, but they're always subject to change anyway.When EMT have their Class 153 units as single units booked for and what days? As it always keeps changing a lot
Sounds like the more usual diagrams have returned as a result of the cascade. I'd expect that 158s over the Matlock branch will once again become something of a rarity.Yesterday I saw 2x153 and 1x156 operating on the Matlock to Nottingham but there was no 158, It has happened on every saturday I went out
I was told that this is formed of the (1352) 158 currently terminating at Nottingham that will run through to Norwich once all the 156s are available. I'm not sure what will end up covering it instead since the 158 will now run through, unless it becomes a 156 duty.I expect there'll be one or two a day still - I believe (one of?) the 158(s?) which spent the previous night in Norwich ends up in Nottingham, then later works a peak Derby - Crewe service. I image it must work a Nottingham - Matlock in order to get to Derby?
Assumedly, the front half will continue to Norwich, and the rear half will run to Derby?I was told that this is formed of the (1352) 158 currently terminating at Nottingham that will run through to Norwich once all the 156s are available. I'm not sure what will end up covering it instead since the 158 will now run through, unless it becomes a 156 duty.
How do you mean by that?Not all Liverpool - Norwich trains will be 4-cars between Liverpool and Nottingham. EMT are only receiving 4 units you know!
I don't think the 13:52 Liverpool - Norwich is booked to be strengthened actually. The 16:50 Nottingham - Derby service will be formed off an earlier detachment if I remember correctly...
Currently 153321 & 156414 are at Neville Hill for refurbishment, with the following still to be done:There are still quite a few un-refurbished units around. These seem to be mainly ex-Central Trains 153s and a few 156s.
Not quite because 4 units don't necessarily equate to 4 extra diagrams! With increased ratios of maintenance on a larger fleet only 3 extra diagrams will be created so there will be a couple of unstrengthened services still.There's already a couple of units out to strengthen Nottingham - Liverpool - surely another 4 must cover the remainder?
At present it is 156414 and 153326 in Neville Hill, 153326 is having its seats refitted as they have just come back from having the EMT seat covers fitting. I saw both units in NL yesterday. So units still to be refurbished:Currently 153321 & 156414 are at Neville Hill for refurbishment, with the following still to be done:
* arriving with EMT Sunday 13-11-11