Hull Trains 802: Construction updates

Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by WatcherZero, 10 May 2018.

  1. TrainTube

    TrainTube Member

    Messages:
    366
    Joined:
    24 Sep 2018
    I woudn't say minority, maybe on this forum but across the general public many people find them comfortable, I've spoken to many about the 800s and a lot of people are fine with the seats!
     
  2. westv

    westv Established Member

    Messages:
    2,352
    Joined:
    29 Mar 2013
    If they are anything like the Azuma seats then the standard seats will not be very comfortable - and I base that on numerous journeys I have made.
    The seats may have more legroom but that doesn't make them comfortable.
     
  3. Ethano92

    Ethano92 Member

    Messages:
    390
    Joined:
    26 Jun 2017
    Location:
    New Malden
    The seats debate has widely been put as opinion ever since the ironing boards and 700s coming about years ago. Reality is, the majority of the public may go "oh that's firm" when first sitting down then not care enough to notice the metal support or whatnot.
     
  4. ainsworth74

    ainsworth74 Forum Staff Staff Member Global Moderator

    Messages:
    21,532
    Joined:
    16 Nov 2009
    Location:
    Redcar
    Let's leave the seat chat there shall we? If anyone really wants to rake over those same coals again please do so in a new thread.
     
  5. Stew27005

    Stew27005 Member

    Messages:
    23
    Joined:
    1 Nov 2019
    Location:
    Eastleigh
    802304 seen behind Eastleigh depot today. Unit number clearly visible.
     
  6. Peter Bonner

    Peter Bonner Member

    Messages:
    156
    Joined:
    7 Nov 2019
    Location:
    BEVERLEY
    802302 reported to be in service today. Any info on this?
     
  7. reach123y

    reach123y Member

    Messages:
    8
    Joined:
    8 Dec 2017
    According to Hull Trains Twitter feed 802303 entered service on 10th January, possibly on the 0727 KGX - HUL.
     
  8. samuelmorris

    samuelmorris Established Member

    Messages:
    4,481
    Joined:
    18 Jul 2013
    Location:
    Brentwood, Essex
    Is the 0727 regularly operated by an 802 now? Looking at booking this for a site visit next week in Leeds (changing at Doncaster) - I don't normally bother with split ticketing but I'm a bit put out by LNER discontinuing open returns so to hell with it, may as well give another TOC my business. That is the whole point of open access operators after all!
     
  9. NewSt

    NewSt Member

    Messages:
    367
    Joined:
    24 May 2019
    Location:
    A Class 172
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure they have capacity to operate all diagrams with 802s now.
     
  10. Peter Bonner

    Peter Bonner Member

    Messages:
    156
    Joined:
    7 Nov 2019
    Location:
    BEVERLEY
    802301 302 and 303 have been covering diagrams this week from KX to Hull and Beverley.
     
  11. IanXC

    IanXC Emeritus Moderator

    Messages:
    5,735
    Joined:
    18 Dec 2009
    Aren't they part of the single leg fares trial and aren't the singles now half of what the returns were?
     
  12. samuelmorris

    samuelmorris Established Member

    Messages:
    4,481
    Joined:
    18 Jul 2013
    Location:
    Brentwood, Essex
    One for another thread I think but yes, I think there's some confusion between anytime and off-peak open returns, the latter still seem to exist. Either way, the HT option is vastly cheaper so probably still worth it even based on a moderate likelihood of me having to change / cancel it.
     
  13. 3973EXL

    3973EXL Member

    Messages:
    672
    Joined:
    2 Feb 2017
    Last edited: 21 Jan 2020
  14. scammell

    scammell New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Joined:
    29 Dec 2019
    Location:
    Beverley
    Old news. 802304 without vinyl's passed through York heading north on Wednesday 5th Feb. a little after 1910 hours.
     
  15. St. Paddy

    St. Paddy Member

    Messages:
    71
    Joined:
    11 Sep 2019
    Location:
    Hitchin
    802304 out on mileage accumulation run to London today
     
  16. NewSt

    NewSt Member

    Messages:
    367
    Joined:
    24 May 2019
    Location:
    A Class 172
    I had an excellent trip on one of the 802s last weekend, here is my video if anyone is interested:
     
  17. jamaal

    jamaal Member

    Messages:
    492
    Joined:
    20 Aug 2007
    Location:
    London
    Great videos, keep them up.
     
  18. Peter Bonner

    Peter Bonner Member

    Messages:
    156
    Joined:
    7 Nov 2019
    Location:
    BEVERLEY
    Great vid. Have you sent a copy to Hull Trains? They might sign you up!
     
  19. NewSt

    NewSt Member

    Messages:
    367
    Joined:
    24 May 2019
    Location:
    A Class 172
    Thanks very much!
     
  20. NewSt

    NewSt Member

    Messages:
    367
    Joined:
    24 May 2019
    Location:
    A Class 172
    Thank you! I tagged them in my tweet promoting it, but I am considering emailing it to them too.
     
  21. malc-c

    malc-c Member

    Messages:
    450
    Joined:
    1 Dec 2017
    Seen here passing Stevenage

    802304.jpg
     
  22. westv

    westv Established Member

    Messages:
    2,352
    Joined:
    29 Mar 2013
    I noticed this mornings (17/2) 06:26 Hull to London service had to terminate at Peterborough.
    Anybody know if it was a Paragon?
     
  23. samuelmorris

    samuelmorris Established Member

    Messages:
    4,481
    Joined:
    18 Jul 2013
    Location:
    Brentwood, Essex
    Yes indeed it was, 802303 I think.
    I saw it at Peterborough going the other way on 802302. It might just have been due to the signalling issues though?
     
  24. High Dyke

    High Dyke Established Member

    Messages:
    2,261
    Joined:
    1 Jan 2013
    Location:
    Yellabelly Country
    The Hull - London service was cancelled at Peterborough after sustaining a bird strike between Grantham & Peterborough, causing horn issues.
     
  25. westv

    westv Established Member

    Messages:
    2,352
    Joined:
    29 Mar 2013
    Never a good thing when a bird strike affects your horn!
     
  26. malc-c

    malc-c Member

    Messages:
    450
    Joined:
    1 Dec 2017
    These 800 class trains don't seem to be that robust... that's the second one in less than a week that's been taking out of action due to a bird strike
     
  27. DannyMich2018

    DannyMich2018 Member

    Messages:
    166
    Joined:
    19 Dec 2018
    To be honest has any new train delivered the last year or two been really reliable? Look at the CAF stuff and the bag of rubbish Basil 755s!! As far as I know no new fleet has entered service on time or had a trouble-free introduction...
     
  28. reach123y

    reach123y Member

    Messages:
    8
    Joined:
    8 Dec 2017
    Not the best of photos but a branded 802304 parked up in Hull station sidings this morning. 20200220_090355.jpg
     
  29. Peter Bonner

    Peter Bonner Member

    Messages:
    156
    Joined:
    7 Nov 2019
    Location:
    BEVERLEY
    Nice pic!

    Anyone have any info on 305?
    The performance of the Paragons has been pretty good so far. 305 cd spend alot of its time not needed in service! Any info on future plans for Hull Trains? Article in recent edition of Rail hinted at operating new routes.
     
  30. Bletchleyite

    Bletchleyite Veteran Member

    Messages:
    48,513
    Joined:
    20 Oct 2014
    Location:
    Up and down the south WCML (mostly)
    Definitely the best livery on these so far, with TPE a close second. Reminds me, as I think I mentioned before, of the SNCF "En Voyage" / "Teoz" livery which I also quite like.
     

Share This Page