There is a stretch of 50 mph between Collingham and Newark which is due to the formation never having been stabilised. I guess this may be due to the proximity of the Trent ? I note that in the latest Midland Connect plan Nottingham - Lincoln is said to have work to reduce the timings by 10 minutes so this hopefully will be put right at some point.Correct. Although it feels like 30 in places. Thanks for confirmation
But gbrf drivers do, who man the Hitachi test trains. If the train has been put in reverse due to that, surely it is not beyond Hitachi using a gbrf driver, to drive or route conduct a lner driver.LNER don’t sign the Hexthorpe triangle, or the third side of the Shipley triangle, so neither are achievable using LNER Drivers.
The only current option for LNER to turn the set is the High Level Bridge at Newcastle.
Edited to add: yes, it’s 1 full sized engine. However the mileage guidance given for its use, and the maximum speed allowed while using it, precludes using Hambleton.
Whether a bi-mode 5-car could turn it in due course is something that could be looked at if ever needed in the future.
It was delivered in reverse! The problem is, its working in multiple with another class 801, which isn’t in reverse, so turning the whole consist will not solve the problem.How did it end up in reverse in the first place?
I'm booked on an Azuma on Wednesday and trying to work out which seats had a window was a nightmare. And that's in 1st class!Also I’m delighted that my ‘window’ seat has a great view of a wall.
There is a need for 8 x 801/s in service per day. They have more than that available to use, it is easy to arrange at Doncaster without a pointless move up to Doncaster on what would be an empty stock move.It was delivered in reverse! The problem is, its working in multiple with another class 801, which isn’t in reverse, so turning the whole consist will not solve the problem.
The only feasible solution would be to bring the set into Newcastle, uncouple and depart one unit via the High Level Bridge and the other via the King Edward Bridge, then recouple somewhere further South. This clearly isn’t going to happen in passenger service.
They're on the outside . Seriously though we have much more important things to fix at the moment.
Problem is that it penalises the passengers too. Expecting a train with A through to K, in that order, but getting KJHGFABCDE instead. Can't there at least be some prominent warnings and announcements? There was nothing at all at PBO yesterday, except a great deal of confusion and running around when the train pulled in.Like the post above says, hopefully it will be sorted soon, but, in the mean time, for each diagram where the set is in reverse Hitachi get penalised.
Went just mid last week Kings Cross to Newcastle and vv. Outward on Azuma (the Glasgow train). Back on a 225. Notably the reservations on neither worked. On the outward this was blamed on it being a "new train". On the return this was blamed on it being an "old train".Issues with reservation on all Lner fleets over weekend.
1S23 they have been having issues with the data feed of the reservations to the train.Went just mid last week Kings Cross to Newcastle and vv. Outward on Azuma (the Glasgow train). Back on a 225. Notably the reservations on neither worked. On the outward this was blamed on it being a "new train". On the return this was blamed on it being an "old train".
For some reason the 225 on the return left Newcastle, starting from there, via the High Level bridge and ran in reverse formation to London. No attempt was made at any of the intermediate stations to indicate this, which led to considerable confusion on the platforms.
The conductor on the 225 announced at each stop that due to the failed reservation displays "Passengers with reservations please sit in your allocated seat as this will allow others without reservations to sit in the remaining seats". We couldn't make head nor tail of what could possibly be meant by this. Anybody got any idea.
Are reservations displaying on the southbound equivalent (unsure of head code sorry!!)? I’m travelling on this in a couple of weeks and I’m aware how busy it can sometimes be1S23 they have been having issues with the data feed of the reservations to the train.
Kings Cross have started printinh paper reservations for that train. The actual train is fine as it loads reservations for the other services but for some reason 1s23 won't load
RE luggage, I hope so. The HSTs etc I traveled on York to Edinburgh this summer not a single one had remotely enough luggage space. If azumas have less than God help us!There is 1 x 5 car which is in reverse (either 801110 or 801112) and Hitachi are instructed to turn it ASAP.
As for luggage, plenty of discussions are currently underway between Lner, DFT and Hitachi. Lner certainly not happy about luggage.
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