SWR Repaints and Refurbishments

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  1. K.o.R

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    Thanks guys, I will give that a go. Might explain why I've burned through my mobile data so quickly this month...
     
  2. SWRtrain_fan

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    159015 went up to Loughborough yesterday for exterior refurbishment.
     
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  3. Dougal2345

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    I'm finding wi-fi on the 444s and 450s increasingly unreliable - it actually works only about 50% of the time for me.

    Either there's no wi-fi signal at all, or there's a signal but my 'phone can't obtain an IP address (the most common problem), or I log in only to be taken to the 'register' screen - and attempting to re-register, just get sent back to the register screen...
     
  4. DelW

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    Does it also put a Merchant Navy on the front for you? :)
    More seriously, I've more or less given up trying to log in to wi-fi on 450s. My phone shows as connected, but I can't get to a login screen. For months now I've just used my own data, though that doesn't work everywhere along the Direct either.
     
  5. WVL14

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    444022 (unit 22) was released from Eastleigh 12-6-19.
    444009 (unit 23) went to Eastleigh 13-6-19.
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    Also on site are:
    450002 (unit 48) arr 10-6-19
    450078 (unit 49) arr 12-6-19
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    450543 was released from Eastleigh this afternoon. This unit still carries the number 543 but will become 043 in due course.
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    The 10 car 442 diagram introduced last Monday has not allowed for any increase in units going for refurbishment at present.
    Until further Class 442 units are in traffic, the programme remains one 444 and two 450s.
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    159015 (unit 16) travelled from Salisbury to Loughborough 12-6-19, joining 159017 (unit 15) which has been on site since 13-5-19.
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    Hope this helps.
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  6. SWRtrain_fan

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    Thanks very much for the refurb updates.
     
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    I'm not sure they've all got it - I seem to have seen the old-style log in page very recently.

    Don't want to be too negative, but I'd've preferred lots of train information on the front page - most importantly showing whether the train I'm on is running late and so on - rather than lots of links to TV programmes...

    But most of all, I'd like to be able to connect to the wifi and internet reliably in the first place :)
     
  9. TEW

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    Been on 450543 this evening, seating layout the same as other refurbished 450s but the bins in the vestibules that were removed when they became 450/5s have not been replaced.
     
  10. RealTrains07

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    Whats happening to the 450/5s??
     
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    Is this just interior at the moment then?
     
  12. TEW

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    They are being refurbished as per the other 450s but are being refitted with the seats removed when they first became 450/5s.
     
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    Oh are these the historic ones that got first class removed??
     
  14. SWRtrain_fan

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    Yes they are.
     
  15. RealTrains07

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    So part of the refurb is putting back first class and changing the numbers, okay.

    Arnt there already units numbered 450/0 ?
     
  16. SWRtrain_fan

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    No, in 2008, SWT decided to take 28 of the 450s and convert them to High Capacity interiors; this involved removing first class, removing some seats and extra handrails provided. Therefore they were renumbered 450/5s.

    But later on, in anticipation of the 458s, they all had first class reinstated, however they still retain their 4505XX numbers because they still have extra handrails and fewer seats.

    As part of the Desiro refurbishment now, 450/5s will be converted back to 450/0 interiors; extra handrails will be removed and extra seats reinstated.
     
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    They need to repaint the wall at a Clapham pub as it's swt colours
     

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  18. Train Boy

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    In fairness, First now have the rights to that livery... just add the plain white SWR logo. :lol:
     
  19. K.o.R

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    Well, I tried the suggestions regarding the wi-fi. Using the URL kinda-sorta worked. There is definitely nothing whatsoever on either of the new landing pages to allow selection of wi-fi; the only controls are the "Continue" buttons.

    But then half of the Portsmouth Direct line is this mysterious cellular dead zone, so it doesn't work even when you can get connected.

    (Seriously, I get zero bars in Liphook, and never more than 2-3 between Havant and Woking ever.)
     
  20. pompeyfan

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    Anything north of Finchdean towards Buriton and you’re out of luck until you appear the other side of the tunnel.

    The rest of it is hit and miss, but I find areas such as Weybridge to be just as bad.
     
  21. nuts & bolts

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    This is similar approaching Farnborough Main on the down line, no signal for approx 2 to 3 miles, then as you enter the station the signal from zero to four bars is imminent.
     
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    I’ve never had issues between Pirbright and Farnborough, in fact I’ve had data there before as we were running slow and I managed to check the signalling maps to see some sort of Pullman special was in front of us.
     
  23. K.o.R

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    444040 (the SWR-reliveried one) is currently sporting a "D-DAY STORY" nameplate.
     
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    It was named at Portsmouth Harbour on the morning of the D Day 75 commemorations and is currently sat at Fratton.
     
  25. SWRtrain_fan

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    SWR Desiro Refurbishment

    NB: SWR Desiro refurbishment is currently being done at a slower rate due to class 442 delay

    Partly refurbished 450s:

    003, 007, 011, 014, 026, 027, 028, 030, 035, 036, 040, 074, 076, 086, 087, 093, 099, 109, 110, and 124 (20 units)

    Fully refurbished 444s:

    003, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 013, 015, 019, 020, 022, 025, 027*, 029, 033, 034, 035, 038, 039, 040, 041, 042, 044 and 045(24 units completed)(53% complete)

    Fully refurbished 450s:

    001, 002, 005, 006, 008, 010, 012, 013, 015, 016, 018, 019, 020, 024, 025, 031, 032, 033, 037, 038, 041, 543, 073, 075, 078, 079, 080, 081, 082, 083, 084, 085, 091, 092*, 094, 095, 097, 100, 102, 103, 105, 106, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 119, 121, 122, 123, 125 and 126(53 units completed)(42% complete)

    *currently being done

    Let me know if any more trains have been refurbished and I will edit this post regularly
     
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  26. WVL14

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    Currently undergoing work at Eastleigh are:
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    444009 (unit 23) arr 13-6-19
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    450013 (unit 50) arr 15-6-19
    450006 (unit 51) arr 18-6-19
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  27. SWRtrain_fan

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  28. SWRtrain_fan

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    You said 450013 was done then but it's being done again?
     
  29. 387gwr

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    It is really rare to find any trains with the new livery.:(
    I once saw a class 158 strippy colour.
     
  30. swt_passenger

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    But not unexpected, given that it’s known that none of the existing EMUs are planned to be done yet.
     

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