Pacer substituting for a 180

Discussion in 'Allocations, Diagrams & Timetables' started by Mitchell Hurd, 11 Jul 2018.

  1. Mitchell Hurd

    Mitchell Hurd Member

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    Good morning everyone. Not only are Grand Central passengers suffering from poor reliability of services during the heatwave but Northern passengers either this morning or yesterday had the worst possible substitution instead of the much nicer Class 180 - a 2-carriage Pacer train. Better than no service but a 50mph difference and huge difference in train quality and capacity - eek !

    At least Northern had spare diesel's they could use - hopefully the Northern '180' service is a 75mph timetable otherwise that's some timekeeping pressure there .
     
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  3. Darandio

    Darandio Established Member

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    Nothing was substituted, the morning service hasn't ran since the 6th.
     
  4. Crossover

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    It looks like one of the evening services was subbed - a service ran one evening this week as the usual 1725 Leeds to Hebden Bridge and then empties to Holbeck (vice Crofton)

    Either way, on these services, a top speed of 125mph doesn't mean much given the linespeeds presumably aren't more than 90 on any part of the route anyway
     
  5. northernchris

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    158754 was on the 1725 Leeds-Hebden Bridge today
     
  6. Tractor37

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    If it runs via Bradford the highest linespeed between the 2 points is 60mph.
     

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