#### Philip

##### On Moderation

The 11 two-coach units, 10 in service each day:

2 units doubled up on a Chester via Northwich diagram.

6 units to run 3 diagrams doubled up on Manchester Vic-Barrow/Windermere (moved away from Man Airport as expected)

2 units doubled up on a Rochdale-Clitheroe diagram.

The 16 three-carriage units, 14 in service each day:

3 units for the remaining Manchester-Cumbria diagrams.

2 units for the remaining Rochdale-Clitheroe diagrams.

2 units for the remaining Chester via Northwich diagrams.

2 units for Rochdale-Blackburn.

3 units for Rochdale-Southport via Atherton

2 units for Hope Valley stoppers

How do these allocations look? It keeps the units in a reasonably confined operating area, centred in Manchester, much of it including routes they were cleared for when new. So it avoids needing to train lots of different depots how to work them, not that much route clearing needed and avoids the need for loads of different overnight stabling depots.

This would provide improved capacity on many of the routes above, without being overkill and an improved passenger experience on routes where they would be replacing Sprinters.