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GBRf 317 EMU drag 03/04/12

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It will be interesting to see what happens with the experimental /7, as some of the above issues might finally be fixed.

After the success of the /6, National Express should be ashamed of the results of half-arsed work on the other stock and some stupid schoolboy errors with regards to the air conditioning install. Let's see if someone can use their brain and get it right now - as the 317s have plenty of life left in them.

Even now, simply giving them a 317/6 style refurb, but with an accessible toilet and aircon, would suffice. It wouldn't even need a costly redesign.
 
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The movement of 317719 to the North is now cancelled. The unit will join the others at Eastleigh. Date of movement TBA
 

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So they're just sit in warm storage in Eastleigh for an undetermined period I suppose.
 

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Right, so 8 317/7s (all except 317722) are going to Eastleigh for safe storage, and 31722 is staying at Ilford for the experimental rebuild then, yes?

Adam :D
 

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Right, so 8 317/7s (all except 317722) are going to Eastleigh for safe storage, and 31722 is staying at Ilford for the experimental rebuild then, yes?

Adam :D

At this time, yes. Date for movement of 317719 now 22/08
 

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Timings for movement of 317719 Ilford-Eastleigh

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Depart Ilford 19.16
Arrive Eastleigh 23.35
Loco 66712
 

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Timings for movement of 317719 Ilford-Eastleigh

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Depart Ilford 19.16
Arrive Eastleigh 23.35
Loco 66712

Great, thanks :D

This now leaves just 722 at ilford, with all 8 other /7s at Eastleigh now then?

Adam :D
 

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Great, thanks :D

This now leaves just 722 at ilford, with all 8 other /7s at Eastleigh now then?

Adam :D

Thats right. 722 remains at Ilford ufn
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Does anyone know if 709 and 723 have nameplates on both sides, or just one? Sounds daft but I can only find pictures of names on one side. Thanks
 
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