Virgin 'bombadier' at Preston.

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Lancaster

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Hi

this is my 1st post.

I'm currently at Preston train station and there's a virgin 'bombadier' super voyager parked & shutdown at the end of platform 6. I'm not sure how long it's been there but I've been here for 40 minutes and it was here when I arrived.

I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about it? Has it broken down or just waiting to be used later on?

Any info would be gratefully received.
 
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Welcome to the Forum Lancaster :)

It appears this train was on 1S60 1220 Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh. It left Birmingham 20mins late, and got to Wigan N Western 32 late, and lost around 50mins in between Wigan and Preston. Reason given : Train Fault

So it appears Virgin cancelled the service at Preston 85 late.

It may be waiting at Preston for it's return working later on this evening.
 

Lancaster

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Thanks for the info, sonic 2009.

I'm looking forward to taking a more active role in discussions now.
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Thanks for the info, sonic 2009.

Thank you for the welcome as well
I'm looking forward to taking a more active role in discussions now.
 

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If it waited shouldn't it be diverted to Platform 7? That's what TPE do when 4c's taken. (185 109 on 31st December, caught on camera!)
 

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Apologies it must have been platform 7, as there's the 17.56 virgin pendolino to London Euston arriving at platform 6.

I was near WHSmiths so it was quite hard to see which platform it was at.
 

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The return working 16.52 ex-Edb is now shown as starting Carlisle 18.07. Perhaps it went ECS or another Voyager was detatched from a Northbound working.
 

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Very unlikely, but worth checking.
EDIT:19:58 PRE-EUS. It may be a Voyager due to unforseen circumstances?
 
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Very unlikely, but worth checking.
EDIT:19:58 PRE-EUS. It may be a Voyager due to unforseen circumstances?
It very well may be a Super Voyager but a VT one at that. No reason why any other operator would run a service for someone else unless there are extreme circumstances which require it (i.e. the WCML South derailment which saw VT and 390s running what some would describe as a local service south of the incident)
 
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