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To confirm FGW 180s will have dynamic lines like Hull Trains units as seen in Rail
 
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To confirm FGW 180s will have dynamic lines like Hull Trains units as seen in Rail

No confirmation needed by Rail, the first repainted unit has been out in the wild for about 3 weeks now...
 

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Very splendid they look too. And there were people saying that plain Blue was the standard livery now. I bet they're laughing on the other side of their face now, whatever that means exactly.
 

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Very splendid they look too. And there were people saying that plain Blue was the standard livery now. I bet they're laughing on the other side of their face now, whatever that means exactly.

Seems its just local lines which has been replaced. Will be intererting to see what livery the 350\4s are delivered in!

 

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They seem to be opting for simple blue rather than varying vinyl based blue which look smuch cleaner and less cluttered, smarter too. Sorry not quite sure how I missed this
 

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Could it not just be because the 180 refurb was specified before they decided to change to the simple blue/purpule we've seen on 150001 and 150002?
 

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They've been done exactly the same as Hull Trains, just FGW logos. It should be seen as Dynamic Lines light as well, there is much less use of vinyls and lines and more plain blue, with the standard darker pink doors.
 

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Forgive the daft question, but when are they expected to enter service? (Assuming they haven't already?)

On a less daft note, the "plain" livery is not exclusive to 150001 and 150002. The ex-LM units are also in this painfully boring colour scheme.
 

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May has been a date mentioned before. All five need to be refurbished first and crew need to be trained, although apparently the set at Old Oak Common was being used for crew training. I'm not sure but I believe some of the staff that need to be trained on 180s are also crew who need to be trained on 150s which would slow it down. I think this applies to Reading guards but I don't know for certain.
 

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Slight alteration I see - the "knot" or "divergence" is only at one end of the carriage, with the text at the other end, rather than in the centre.
 

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Slight alteration I see - the "knot" or "divergence" is only at one end of the carriage, with the text at the other end, rather than in the centre.

Its only at one end on the HT 180s too. The text seems to be smaller though.
 
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