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so wats the news on the bid? i thort thameslink were good, looks like they wernt, so when are the class 319's leaving, i herd they have to stay to 2008 or 2012, i wonder wat train use after? class 444? 450? 321? (nah bit old) the list is endless wat do you guys think? watever it is its gotta be dual voltage!
 
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You're clearly new but please do take time to ensure you're spelling and grammar is correct and that you don't use text speak. it would be much appreciated by all our mnembres (sic).
 

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class 313 said:
so wats the news on the bid? i thort thameslink were good, looks like they wernt, so when are the class 319's leaving, i herd they have to stay to 2008 or 2012, i wonder wat train use after? class 444? 450? 321? (nah bit old) the list is endless wat do you guys think? watever it is its gotta be dual voltage!
I believe First got it.
 

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evil_hippo said:
You're clearly new but please do take time to ensure you're spelling and grammar is correct and that you don't use text speak. it would be much appreciated by all our mnembres (sic).
Aye it is. According to TC "All Enthusasts should speak properly"....
 

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Welcome to the forum, class313. :)

But yes, you'd better do as the Evil Hippo says ;) You don't want to see how evil he can be <D ;)
 

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ok thanks for that i'll try and not make him get evil. can i just say i cant belive "first" got the franchise!!! i really did not want first to have the franchise, <( i wanted national exsperss franchise to get it :cry: oh well looks like we'll have to wait untill they lose the franchise (i hope they do!) sorry for all the "first" lovers out there.
 

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First have not got the contract, it has not yet been announced by the DfT.
 

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THANK YOU! :D lets just cross are fingers that "first" dont get the franchise and national express group get thameslink! :D enough of wat i think wat does everyone else think?
 

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why is that? dont nat express own: c2c, silverlink, wagen...? and as far as i know silverlink is good and so is wagen, but not "first". wat about capital trains? new on the block (well ive never herd of them!).
 

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Has anyone actually said the 319s will be leaving?! Certainly doubt there's any suitable replacements currently on the network (certainly not the 321s which would possibly have 'issues' south of Farringdon!) that aren't required elsewhere.
 

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yer there is a suitable train too take over and that is the class 377/5, dont you think so? its dual voltage... and is 4-8 carrige... why not the class 377/5?
 

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But the 375s are needed with their current operators. Yes, they do run Silverlink, but their management varies from the plain awful (Central up until a year or so ago) to ghastly (n'one') [sic] and the fact is that they can't be trusted.
 

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On the upside, you have Midland Mainline, and surprisingly recently, Central Trains (who are ten times better than they were this time last year, with most trains actually appearing to be clean, and relatively punctual), and on the downside, you have One.
 

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i would still want nat ex to get thameslink franchise. what will the franchise be named...great eastern? as it will be linked with trains from kings x. :?:
 

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i would still want nat ex to get thameslink franchise. what will the franchise be named...great eastern? as it will be linked with trains from kings x. :?:
First Thameslink is more likely.....

Great Eastern is dead and gone.... :roll:
 

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Great Eastern is nothing to do with trains from Kings X - ITYM 'Great Northern.'
 

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Trains from King's Cross are WAGN. Liverpool Street was shared between three TOCS, WAGN, Great Eastern and Anglia (c2c don't really count). These three TOCs became One (One West Anglia, One Great Eastern), but WAGN out of LST was totally different to WAGN out of KGX. One don't operate out of King's Cross.

So Thameslink has no links to Great Eastern :roll:.
 

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yer i do know that... :P it just suits it has it links both sides of the thames!! (says exscatly wat it does!) so its not logical to change the name plus the stations include thameslink e.g kings cross thamelink... just imagion kings x first.... that makes me giggle
 
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