To be frank, that would be ablivious, no matter what stock does it, only the HST (mainly) routes are classified as High Speed.joeholmes said:what turned up?
how long did it take?
Or what about were the line speed is a high speed, hence the name "high speed"Jim said:To be frank, that would be ablivious, no matter what stock does it, only the HST (mainly) routes are classified as High Speed.
Thats not 100% True, where I come from (Burnley) the Express is ran by 155's, 156's, 158's and Maybe the 185's :blob3::blob3::blob3::blob3:Jim said:no matter what stock does it, only the HST (mainly) routes are classified as High Speed.
Exactly...we discussed this in another threadLucaZone said:What confuses me is that the franchise was announced as 'First Great Western Express' ' First Great Western Link' and 'First Great Western Local'?
Seeing as FGW Link already Existed and FGW was the HST & 180 services, why have they not kept the designations since the franchise started on April 1st?
First Great Western Link is now First Great Western
First Great Western is now First Great Western High Speed Service (wheres Express gone!)
Well the announcements are stock based rather than number of station stops. So if the stock is a Turbo, whether it only stops 2-3 times before Paddington, its still using 'Link' stock. Thats why 'Express' is better than 'High Speed Service' for the HST and 180 trains. They are express trains, but due to Network Rail they may NOT be high speed servicesAndrew said:Main problem with that is that Oxford fasts would be First Great Western Link on that logic, when they're clearly not a stopping service (standard calling pattern Reading, Slough though some call Reading only and one calls Didcot, Maidenhead). I don't know what these services are announced as at Didcot - they're a high speed service, but ex-FGWL.