First Great Western 150/1s

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SprinterMan

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Hello, I recently took a trip to Cornwall, a full account of which can be found here:

http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=66488

It was the first time I used one of FGW's 150/1s and I must say I was pleasently surprised. The 3+2 seating layout is poor; why they didn't remove the aisle seats on the "3" side during refurbishment, I don't know, but the actual seats themselves are actually very comfortable, more so than a 150/2, with slightly more legroom than a 150/2 also. What really won me over with these units though are the presence of proper 317/321 style door vestibules, as opposed to the 150/2s which basically just have holes in the side of the carriage :P
I didn't want to like the 150/1s, but actually they are very nice units, better than FGW's 150/2s imo.

Adam :D
 
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Hello, I recently took a trip to Cornwall, a full account of which can be found here:

http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=66488

It was the first time I used one of FGW's 150/1s and I must say I was pleasently surprised. The 3+2 seating layout is poor; why they didn't remove the aisle seats on the "3" side during refurbishment, I don't know, but the actual seats themselves are actually very comfortable, more so than a 150/2, with slightly more legroom than a 150/2 also. What really won me over with these units though are the presence of proper 317/321 style door vestibules, as opposed to the 150/2s which basically just have holes in the side of the carriage :P
I didn't want to like the 150/1s, but actually they are very nice units, better than FGW's 150/2s imo.
Adam :D
On transfer to FGW the DFT required them to retain 3+2 seating to provide extra capacity
 

455driver

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On transfer to FGW the DFT required them to retain 3+2 seating to provide extra capacity
Which is a load of rubbish because the middle seat is very rarely used so the seating is effectively 2+2 with less standing room.

But the bean counters can say that there are X number of extra seats when there are actually only Y number of used seats.
 

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Legroom is only better if you get a facing seat, the legroom in the airline seats is terrible, especially as many of the seats have equipment boxed under them. No tables, tip or fixed either which isn't great, especially when one turns up on a Portsmouth service with a trolley. Nowhere for your food to go then.
 
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