Pendolino testing - ECML

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Is there a pendo testing on the ECML (yes not a misprint!) next week? It has been suggested to me by work colleagues that a Pendo will test on the ECML next week running as 5Z10 on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.

Has anyone else heard this or are they extracting the urinal fluid from me?
 
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Is there a pendo testing on the ECML (yes not a misprint!) next week? It has been suggested to me by work colleagues that a Pendo will test on the ECML next week running as 5Z10 on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.

Has anyone else heard this or are they extracting the urinal fluid from me?
Now that would be OBSCENE!

It sounds like a wind up, but stranger things have happend!
 

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Apparently it's true and I have heard it is expected to be one of the recently delivered 390s
 

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I know they wanted to do testing this year with the Pendo's on the ECML but I'm yet to get 'inside info' on it as I'm awaiting this myself! Hopefully there is some truth in it...

Keep us posted and I'll do some digging!
 

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12/3 5Z10

Edinburgh 22:24 Marshall Meadows 23/05 Berwick 23/07 Alnmouth 23/24 Morpeth 23/35 Newcastle 23:57 00:02 Durham 00/13 Ferryhill South Jn 00/19 Darlington 00/26 Northallerton 00/49 Thirsk 00/53 Tollerton 00/59 York 01:12 01:21 Colton Jn 01/29 Kings Cross 04:54

13/3 5Z11

Kings Cross 23:34 Colton Jn 02/02 York 02:10 02:15 Tollerton 02/25 Thirsk 02/31 Northallerton 02/42 Darlington 02/49 Ferryhill South Jn 02/56 Durham 03/02 Newcastle 03:28 03:42 Morpeth 03/55 Alnmouth 04/12 Berwick 04:49 05:20 Marshall Meadows 05/22 Edinburgh 06:09
 

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Something I've always been curious about what's the difference between writing a time like 23:30 and 23/30? I've only ever seen times written as 23/30 when talking about railways so I assume it has some special meaning?
 

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I feel that East Coast should order 31+ Pendolino trains, if they did it would increase capacity (if the trains were 11+ car units) and allow the transfer of the Class 91/Mark 4 stock to other line, lets say replacing Class 90/Mark stock on Greater Anglia services
 

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The 222s haven't run far on the ECML, only to York and Scarborough?
Doncaster to York. Scarborough isn't on the ECML (though I am aware that during the summer EMTs St Pancras - York services extend to there). Also they covered Doncaster - Kings Cross when they were used by Hull Trains.
 

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I feel that East Coast should order 31+ Pendolino trains, if they did it would increase capacity (if the trains were 11+ car units) and allow the transfer of the Class 91/Mark 4 stock to other line, lets say replacing Class 90/Mark stock on Greater Anglia services
The 90s through East Anglia are ok for now. Better replacement would probably be an AC version of the 444 which could run with 5 cars off peak and 10 cars at peak times.
 

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Also what about the Class 180 used by First Hull and Grand Central?
What about them? They've covered Kings Cross -Northallerton and I think actually all the way to Newcastle in the past (as well as a run near Leeds at some point me thinks).
 

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The 90s through East Anglia are ok for now. Better replacement would probably be an AC version of the 444 which could run with 5 cars off peak and 10 cars at peak times.
Yes, but they do not have a buffet car, also if they are going to get EMU stock, they might as well get Class 379 stock insted
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What about them? They've covered Kings Cross -Northallerton and I think actually all the way to Newcastle in the past (as well as a run near Leeds at some point me thinks).
Not Newcastle, but Sunderland
 

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What about them? They've covered Kings Cross -Northallerton and I think actually all the way to Newcastle in the past (as well as a run near Leeds at some point me thinks).
The recent ECS moves to Kilmarnock for refurbishment has seen the 180 routed via Edinburgh so they have been seen on the ECML from end to end.
 

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Yes, but they do not have a buffet car, also if they are going to get EMU stock, they might as well get Class 379 stock insted
They have a micro buffet fitted in the TSRMB which is next to the DCMO.

Not Newcastle, but Sunderland
Normally yes, but I'm sure they've been on diversions that have taken them between Darlo and Newcastle.

The recent ECS moves to Kilmarnock for refurbishment has seen the 180 routed via Edinburgh so they have been seen on the ECML from end to end.
Really? Thought they'd have gone along the Tyne Valley then up the WCML. Well that's interesting. Thanks :)
 

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They have a micro buffet fitted in the TSRMB which is next to the DCMO.



Normally yes, but I'm sure they've been on diversions that have taken them between Darlo and Newcastle.



Really? Thought they'd have gone alone the Tyne Valley then up the WCML. Well that's interesting. Thanks :)
If they are getting Class 444, can they be 6-car units, so that some Class 444 trains can have 12 cars if working together
 

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Yes, but they do not have a buffet car, also if they are going to get EMU stock, they might as well get Class 379 stock insted


The 444 has a more spacious interior though doesn't it? Buffet Car shouldn't matter for a 2 hour journey, after all XC doesn't have them.
 
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