EMT HST service train used by Queen

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fsmr

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Queens just arrived from London at Leicester on a HST:D
Glad I didnt go over to film it at Kilby Bridge
I was expecting the Royal Train but I suppose in this time of austerity
Refreshing change

edited Title to HST
yes folks i got it wrong just replayed the snippet i recorded off the telly and it wasn't a Meridian!!
:oops:
 
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I wonder if the train driver knew who was behind him in the carriages :)

It is not unknown for the Queen to get a 365 from King's Cross to King's Lynn
 

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One does not like underfloor engines.. They belong on a bus not a train.
 

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Driver knew before he even got to St Pancras.

Correct me if i am wrong but doesnt it carry the Royal train code while the queen is on board so all signallers etc are also aware. I would imagine it is also under tight surveilance on route and in the event of an incident or failure, there would be a plan B involving road vehicles and police support close by
Probably why they used the HST instead of the Meridian
Wouldnt be a good headline to start the tour

"Wheels come off Royal Train":lol:
 

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No doubt the Royal Party will travel by rail back. I bet EMT planned ahead to ensure First Class is at the London end on both services, which I find these days is always a rarity. If they were on the 10:15 HST, thankfully that arrived on time despite a late start.

Wonder what she thought of St Pancras? Apparently, Leicester station is a building site at present, which didn't create a good initial impression!
 

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Should have shoved her on a dogbox or one of our ex northern 156's. Would have been a shining example of EMT!
 

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I'd actually quite like her to go somewhere with East Coast so we can get her views on the First Class offering.

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I may be one of the few people who couldn't really care less. To me she's just another person and shouldn't deserve any special treatment for her title or her wealth.
 

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I hope HM was given a spoon for her Tea/Coffee rather than a recycled 'Lolly Stick' :)
 

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Correct me if i am wrong but doesnt it carry the Royal train code while the queen is on board so all signallers etc are also aware. I would imagine it is also under tight surveilance on route and in the event of an incident or failure, there would be a plan B involving road vehicles and police support close by
Probably why they used the HST instead of the Meridian
Wouldnt be a good headline to start the tour

"Wheels come off Royal Train":lol:

No special head code, it was 1Dxx (can't remember the rest, was busy when she passed by).

As for Plan B, not a clue.
 

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I half expected her to be poking her head out of the carriage door to wave to her royal subjects :p

That's what the press release would say, everyone would know she'd be flailing.
 

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EMT!!

She won't do that again, I know I won't.

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For a minute thought you meant the East Coast set with hastily stuck on logos and odd seating!
 

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I have never had problem with EMT at all. Mind i only use the London services so cant comment on the regional/rural services.

HST first class is very nice!

Apart from taking hours to get anywhere.
(How is it that going from London to Nottingham via Grantham is competitive with the direct trains?)
And no wi-fi. (Are they going to install any?)
 

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Apart from taking hours to get anywhere.
(How is it that going from London to Nottingham via Grantham is competitive with the direct trains?)
And no wi-fi. (Are they going to install any?)

EMT have wifi on their MML stock. Personally I would be interested to see them try wifi on their 158's
 

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Certainly not the usual smell of fresh paint the royals expect in the old Mk3 set. Still I expect HRH is used to wet dog type pongs.
 

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EMT have wifi on their MML stock. Personally I would be interested to see them try wifi on their 158's

Oh, I havent travelled on it in a while (I was only on it because I decided to visit a friend in Nottingham from my Uni in Manchester via London because I had nothing else to do that day) but I thought the HSTs didnt have it yet.
 
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