Preston to Blackpool runs almost certain to produce a class 142?

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Blindtraveler

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On a weerd and wonderful combination of tickets one of Central Scotlands premier Pacer vedge is off rollercoster bashing at pleasure beach next month and as I can never resist wondered if anybody knows which services from Preston to iether north or south around 13:00 or any time after are almost guaranteed to produce a a pacer? Already asked this elsewhere but as its in a thread about buses thought I'd stick it up here too!
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Scotrail84

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Off peak yes, it tends to be a 150 around the peaks.

It's the most likely to be a 142 anyway; the xx34 is a guaranteed 158, xx38 is a TPE and xx55 is a guaranteed 156.

So does that make Preston a contender for station with the most traction variety then?
 

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From May I believe Colne-Blackpool South services have been booked all Sprinters, however this seems not to have been strictly adhered too! It is now roughly 50-50 between 142s and 150s, though Pacers are certainly less and less common now. On Sundays it is booked for 1 x 150 and 1 x 156.
 

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T'was indeed not guarenteed 142, I've had a 156 on a Blackpool South service, when that one got to Kirkham and Wesham the one an hour earlier returned and was a 142. On our return the next Blackpool South working was a 150.

Much better personally than last year when it was super solidly 142!
 

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I've used the South line at least twice a week since early May and the 0822 (and it's associated return working) is a 142 95% of the time.
 

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to reword my "fake" answer, the south line can produce a pacer or a sprinter at any time.

North services could produce any of 142,156,150,158,185
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I was thinking Cardiff central too.

142
150
158
170
175
221
220
143
67+mk2
57+mk2

Sorry if i have missed any
 

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Didn't realise 170s turned up at York; I thought they only worked on the Hull and South TPE lines. Or have I missed something? :?

They're used on some non-Hull diagrams, as well as the Sunday MAN-YRK limited stop shuttles.
 
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