Quickie question about the train shop on Pendolinos

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  1. snuk

    snuk Member

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    Hi all,

    I have a quick question about the train shop on Pendolinos.

    I have a VT leaflet here which describes the train shop as "self service" - does this mean there is a special system for paying like self service checkouts in supermarkets or is there a member of the train crew in there taking money?

    Many thanks,

    Steve.
     
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  3. generalvegitable

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    nope there is a member of the crew taking all your money
     
  4. voyagerdude220

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    Yeah.. that wording tricked me before the Pendolino's were introduced- I assume the term "self service" is used in relation to the fact that on traditional buffets, you simply asked the person serving you for the requested item from the buffet- as apposed to on Voyagers/ Super Voyagers/Pendolino's, where you take your item to the till point (or EPOS), where the CSA will scan it & take your money.
     
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    On the subject of on-board food/drink facilities:
    I've always been curious as to why most TOCs havn't installed vending machines on their vehicles. Although there wouldn't be much point on units with shop/buffet facilities like Pendos, on other trains - Especially shorter interurban and suburban services which often don't have buffets or trolleys on board - This would be a very welcome addition, especially as there is rarely enough time at a station call to use the shops or machines on the platform! :?:

    After all...If JR, NSB, DB and other countries can do it, there's stuff-all reason why we can't! :)
     
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    Vandalism and theft is a possible reason. At least in the shop, when it is not being used they can close shutters but with a vending machine, it is left vulnerable even with CCTV around.
     
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    The 'shops' aren't all that good...its just food with some magazines...
     
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    whilst there are some vending machines on DB regional trains, there aren't many
     
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    Also vibration makes most vending machines shut down - think tamper proof
     
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