FO 18:46 Euston - Preston

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  1. jonb

    jonb Established Member

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    Can anyone please advise if this particular service is usually heavily loaded on a Friday evening and whether it's a Pendo or Voyager?

    Am booked on it this week and went for this train as it was about £25 cheaper than the 18:30 & 19:00 equivalents.

    Many thanks.
     
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  3. TheBigD

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    Service is formed of a Voyager.
     
  4. jonb

    jonb Established Member

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    Thanks for the info, glad I have a reservation then!
     
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    It's a Voyager, and it'll be heaving. :D

    Enjoy.
     
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    jonb Established Member

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    Damn, am I correct in thinking this has declassified First Class as well?
     
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    ainsworth74 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    You are indeed correct that this service is declassified.
     
  8. jonb

    jonb Established Member

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    Thanks for the replies all, much appreciated.
     
  9. scotsman

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    Phone them up and you might be able to get your reservation changed to Coach F (or D, if that's unavailable)
     
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    Why on earth would FC be declassified ?
     
  11. MidnightFlyer

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    Saves on First Class food / staff etc at a guess.
     
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    ainsworth74 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    As I understand it this service is essentially a relief train so it's about moving as many people as possible.
     
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    ThO/FO 18.57 Euston-Manchester Pendo is the same. Virgin do not provide full 1st class offerings/service on this train so it is advertised as standard class only & passengers are free to sit anywhere a seat is empty.
     
  14. rmt-driver

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    That is pretty crazy, prime time services leaving London on an evening peak.. makes a mockery of the First Class travel arrangements
     
  15. swt_passenger

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    First Class is still available on the normally timed train that this one runs as a relief for - that's the whole point of reliefs surely...
     
  16. Jdrowlands

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    I believe that this one is just Fridays again now!
     
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    18.57 is shown as running this thursday on NRE.

    Virgin's timetables still show this train as FO & wrongly terminating at Lime St!
     
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    And yet it wasn't so long ago when the Manchester Pullman would leave about this same time from London with a rake of first class only coaches! Funny how times change...
     
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    But then again a train a train with full first class service in around 4 coaches leaves Euston for Manchester every 20 minutes nowadays.
     
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