What is your favorite Desiro?

What is your favorite "silly" Desiro?

  • 185 (First Trans Pennine Express)

    Votes: 15 33.3%
  • 350 (Central Trains/Silverlink County)

    Votes: 8 17.8%
  • 360 ('one' Great Eastern)

    Votes: 3 6.7%
  • 360 (Heathrow Conect)

    Votes: 4 8.9%
  • 444 (South West Trains)

    Votes: 12 26.7%
  • 450 (South West Trains)

    Votes: 3 6.7%

  • Total voters
    45
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Ascot

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You all know you love em really ;) but what one would you travel on if your life depended on it and why?

Mine would be the 350, 2x2 seats, table at every seat, plug sockets, get's me to school in one peice.
 
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Daniel

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SWT 444. After being in First Class Portsmouth - Waterloo..... well, I think you'd be saying the same ;)
 

Coxster

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444s are mint in first class!
What are the first class seats like - as hard as the standard class ones? I like the Desiro drivers seats - very comfy was I on some back cabrides from Basingstoke to London and back when travelling to different places on w/e :D
 

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What are the first class seats like - as hard as the standard class ones? I like the Desiro drivers seats - very comfy was I on some back cabrides from Basingstoke to London and back when travelling to different places on w/e :D

Very nice seats, i was in first class the other day and the guard came through an i knew im he sepent most of the journey chatting, i did the doors at winchester and soton airport and central!!!

Also wheres the None of above option, i dislike all of them!!
 

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Yep have to agree.
I prefer Southerns 377s loads more tables, 2 + 2 seating available in every train. Decent leg room In Priority seats, Selective Door opening.
I dont need a buffet or 1st class for a journey of 2 hours.
 

66526

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The first class seats are hard but comfy and big. And you might want to reword that last post Coxster, making it clear you were in the rear cab... ;)
 

Harold

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444 for me :), Probably cos i'm used to them, but also due to the fact, I like how they sound, don't ask me why, just do. Although I do also like the 377 as, in some ways they are more reliable than Desiros and I believe they used much less power supply than the Desiros. Funny, i'm hopeless at creating a desiro for BVE! lol
 

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185 for me, nice seats, bright interior, oh, and they got rid of those damn 158s!! Suppose with them being my local train, i'm biased!

Jordy
 

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350s :) Excellent units although the ones I go on dont have plug sockets, maybe its a first class thing
 

Coxster

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The first class seats are hard but comfy and big. And you might want to reword that last post Coxster, making it clear you were in the rear cab... ;)
I did say back cab rides! I wasn't at one point when in the comfy seats though.....









.....albeit the driver's simulator ;)
 

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350s arn't bad units, but they have don't have enough seats for some of the services they are used on. Could be said for most things though i suppose...

They certainly let you know where the neutral sections are aswell! Oh and the noise is a little silly
 

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Why trains have 3+2 i don't understand! It's like on the 747-400, if you need to get up you then have 2 other people to get past. " is far more suitable IMO. Obviously it crams more people in but then if it's 2+2 the general comfort is better. Just add an extra coach!
 

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Im not sure about that. Bins you get more leg room and better seats. Plus its more noisy (The silence of electrostars and desiros make my head hurt).
 
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