- 29 Aug 2014
Obviously TOC’s might order end - gangway door trains because they give flexibility regarding splitting/joining at junctions and increasing/decreasing length according to expected demand. I wonder how much the almost vertical surfaces increase fuel consumption compared to a streamlined train like a Class 800 when travelling at speed? Does the increased wind resistance cause problems at speed v a streamlined train? Do end gangway trains create a greater pressure wave in tunnels? Which type of front end is safer? Do drivers feel rather confined in the small cabs of end gangway trains and prefer those with cabs the width of the unit?