Virgin getting desparate for trains?

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Looks like there has been very low voyager availability today as the HST hire-in has been running and so has the Class 90 to Manchester but most unusual has been the hiring of a 150 of FGW to run a service from Bristol to Paignton
 
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My lordzz i should have seen the 150. Not quite that desperate though. Poor passengers! At least do them justice and gice them a 158.
 

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It was actually a trial run to check the suitability of these units for operation with the new x-country franchise so that Voaygers can be released for work elsewhere :mad: :munky2:
 

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What! That's appauling. Virgin are a cross country operator. Not a 75mph crap trains operator.
But surely in the event of the TOC's own train being not available, it is better to provide some train - even if it is of inferior quality - when the other option is to cancel the service completely.

Incidentally, using stock like this is not a new thing, as I remember in the early 90s when a Class 142 worked a Newcastle-Liverpool service!
 

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That's not the only thing Virgin are desperate for. There's probably going to talk through their behinds just so i can part fund for a new Virmin, wait till court time. Hey i wanna re-name it!
 

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They musn't be that desparate as the 90 on the Brum-Mcr has NOT produced today. It has been a mixed bag though in the last couple of days, with 57+mk2+dvt, 57+dvt+mk2+90, then yesterday 90031+dvt+mk2+90034!! But today plastic apparently.
 

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Apparently the 90 was out today with a 90 and DVT and will also be out tommorrow
 
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