This evening I took a trip on the 2030 Liv St - Norwich to Chelmsford which was formed of 90019 'Penny Black' and a rake of Ex-Virgin Trains MK3s + DBSO 9705. The first MK3 behind the DBSO really wasn't having a good day... The lights kept on cutting off and the button which activates the lights in the MK3 was held in by a piece of paper that the Train Manager had shoved in there to keep the lights on!! At speed it kept on coming out thus the lights turning off IMHO I found the car without the lights on quite relaxing as it was nice to look out into the darkness without having my reflection staring back at me! But it wasn't convenient for punters who were trying to read or write something! The suspension was too good either, 90mph between Shenfield and Chelmsford was look a roller coaster! I was observing the other MK3s down the train which were gently swaying whilst the one I was in was going left, right, centre and everywhere! One thing that did worry me was when I alighted from Chelmsford I noticed that the Central Door Locking had failed to operate! the Train Manager noticed this and immediately locked the doors out with a BR1 key (I think!) on this MK3. A about a month ago I was on the 1530 from Liv St - Norwich to Colchester and the brakes had failed to release on the MK3 buffet car when the Brake Pipe was recharged which caused dragging brakes, and very very dodgy flats on the car! Caused a massive 50min delay just outside Gidea Park CS as the driver attempted to release the brakes with the aid of a technician, which then had to be tested to make sure the brakes would not fail to release again by slowly crawling along at a snails pace and blowing the air out to cause an emergency application which wasnt very comfy as it was continuously tested over and over again. one really need to start sorting out their new rolling stock IMHO Theyre giving the 90s all the TLC, now I think the coaches need a bit ! C'mon 'one' we know you can do better than this!!