Have these all carried passengers? Last time I looked at it, before the last time they restarted service in April, there was one unit that hadn't entered service yet, though I can't remember which one.
No. 802305 was reported in service today and it was 802304 on hire to East Coast Trains. There could well be a good reason why 802305 doesn't have vinyls but it isn't because it is 'spare'.I think the situation with 802 305 is that it is spare as there were only 4 trains that they replaced. That's probably why 802 301/2/3/4 sport vinyls on dark blue livery and 802 305 doesn't. And I think at the min, 802 305 is being used for driver training at East Coast Trains.
I’d imagine it’s very possible that the main reason 305 still lacks vinyls is just that getting it vinyled up has not been much of a financial priority, given how hard HT’s finances were hit by the pandemic.No. 802305 was reported in service today and it was 802304 on hire to East Coast Trains. There could well be a good reason why 802305 doesn't have vinyls but it isn't because it is 'spare'.
The unit on hire to East Coast Trains appears to change over and not be a specific unit.
Only the London end services not running now I think - eg last train from Hull to London and first train from London to Hull. I can't really see why they would ever return - they usually had to price dump them to get custom.And still not back at full pre-covid timetable either...