TPE Class 397 ('Nova 2') construction and updates

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  1. EE Andy b1

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    A busy day then!
     
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    I know a member of staff that's down to work the 0710.... ;)
     
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    Apologies if I'm asking something that's obvious, but are these workings just for the Monday, or continuing all week?
     
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    Schedules off Longsight all week.
     
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    397012 currently on delivery to Crewe CS.

    Mark
     
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    397012 heading to MID behind 57305... Not going Crewe now.
     
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    Do you think enough Class 397's will be in service in time for the Class 350 handover to LNWR
     
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    It seems accepted that there will be 185s released by 802s on the Newcastle to Liverpool / Airport workings to cover certain WCML workings for a while.
     
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    I think that while LNWR want all of them soon they are only desperate for 3 units. The usual situation of TPE scraping together the minimum number of units required!
     
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    I like a good reminder... Is there anything happening today at Liverpool? Besides the 4 diagrams for the 802?
     
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    I believe, although do not quote me; this is speaking from what I remember someone posting on here - today a photoshoot of all three Nova types positioned next to each other is supposed to happen.
     
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    I believe there were plans for a press/media launch of Nova trains in Liverpool.

    No idea if it is still happening. Invite only I heard.
     
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    Also on that page:


    Until 14 December 2019, train services between Manchester and Scotland will usually be operated by our Class 350 electric trains. Formed of 4 carriages, these trains can occasionally be coupled together providing 8 carriages on our busiest services.

    From 15 December 2019, these services will gradually be operated by our new NOVA 2 electric trains which have 5 carriages.
     
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    10 tables per coach as per the 90s Mk3 (Edit: actually 12), everything fully aligned in Standard...very much the best of the bunch, and a whack in the face for the naysayers (again).

    Apparently we've been told it's impossible to have:
    1. Gangways (then came classes 350, Electrostars, 385.....)
    2. Big overhead racks (then came Desiros, 800s.....)
    And now we have:
    3. Full window alignment in Standard.

    This just demonstrates that everyone else is just making excuses, which is pretty much always the case for the naysayers.
     
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    They do look good, don't they? I can vividly remember how completely underwhelmed I was by the introduction of Class 185s (me on first Cl.185 journey: "Oh, it's full already? and I've got to wear an extra layer because doors in the saloon?"). These make me want to travel by train for train travel's sake.
     
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    For the only bit of TPE that is truly InterCity (the rest of it is really a jumped-up regional express no different from the "Northern Connect" routes), they are an excellent fit.
     
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    Meanwhile on the Portsmouth to Cardiff line..
     
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    Which is also a regional express.
     
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    Looks like it will be. Mentioned it during the intro.

    Edit: The report mostly featured NOVA 3, and focused mostly about how they should've been in service earlier this year.
     
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    Showed more of the Nova 3.
     
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    From the photo the cab looks not too bad, but where's the cup holder for my brew! :D

    Hope the guard still retains full door closure control on the Class 397.
     
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    I am not aware of any proposals for DOO on TPE, so I would expect they will, yes.
     

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