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Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by absolutelymilk, 4 Apr 2017.
A busy day then!
I know a member of staff that's down to work the 0710....
Apologies if I'm asking something that's obvious, but are these workings just for the Monday, or continuing all week?
Schedules off Longsight all week.
Dedicated diagrams thread: https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/class-397-tpe-nova-2-diagrams.195322/
397012 currently on delivery to Crewe CS.
397012 heading to MID behind 57305... Not going Crewe now.
Currently sat at Stafford in its protective wrap en route, sandwiched between 57305, 47815 and the usual cavalcade of brake force runners:
I saw this go through Lancaster today. Two 397s, going quickly on the through (non platform) up line, both with pans up and apparently (sparks) drawing power.
E&OE, my real trainspotting days are over, certainly couldn't read numbers.
397009 & 397010
Do you think enough Class 397's will be in service in time for the Class 350 handover to LNWR
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.
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!
I like a good reminder... Is there anything happening today at Liverpool? Besides the 4 diagrams for the 802?
I believe, although do not quote me; this is speaking from what I remember someone posting on here - today a photoshoot of all three Nova types positioned next to each other is supposed to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.
At the seating plans for NOVA 2 available on the TPE website, with a short summary:
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.
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.
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.
Still happening: https://twitter.com/Clinnick1/status/1197852729554743296?s=19
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.
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.
Meanwhile on the Portsmouth to Cardiff line..
Saw an item on BBC1 North West Today at lunchtime ;I assume it be be on tonight's programme , also on iPlayer .
Was it this train, not a service train , as it returned to Edge Hill at 1342 ?
Which is also a regional express.
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.
Showed more of the Nova 3.
Cab picture of the 397
There's plenty of other pictures on Richard's Twitter
From the photo the cab looks not too bad, but where's the cup holder for my brew!
Hope the guard still retains full door closure control on the Class 397.
I am not aware of any proposals for DOO on TPE, so I would expect they will, yes.