Convert the 30 458s to AC power, send them to London Midland, in return acquire their 30 350/1s which should be perfect for Portsmouth runs. Those 350s are rightfully ours anyway.Slightly modified 444s (increase luggage space, bigger buffet, full coach of FC) for express work.
Basic 450s for outer suburban work (move FC to one end)
High Capacity 450s for inner suburban work
Complete fleet, all interchangeable and compatible.
Or just reconfigure the 458s internally, stick some carpet in and the 458s would be just as good?Convert the 30 458s to AC power, send them to London Midland, in return acquire their 30 350/1s which should be perfect for Portsmouth runs. Those 350s are rightfully ours anyway.
My company would be a frieght companyWhat train fleet would you have if you was in charge of a train company?.
If I was in charge of a train company on East Midlands Trains
I would have
Local trains fleet:
9 Class 150 2 car sprinter units
20 Class 153 single car sprinter units
11 Class 156 2 car sprinter units
25 Class 158 sprinter express units, 16 2 car units and 9 3 car units
London trains fleet
10 HST units
15 Meridian units
All the units will refurbished outside and inside.
Well, they'd need corridor connections that pax can use, the ability to run in service in 12 car formations, and, therefore, SDO.Or just reconfigure the 458s internally, stick some carpet in and the 458s would be just as good?
Why would you need 90 units just for Brighton services? Even if each train was 2 units, the maximum you could need would be about 25/30 (assuming 4tph).90 442s(not possible) to work brighton services
I'm not sure whether we'd have enough spare Mk2/3s. 112 Mk2ds were sold to New Zealand a few years ago, others have been scrapped and the remainder are currently in used by DB, Rennaisance Trains and others for charter use. Scotrail uses 75 Mk2/3s for the Caledonian Sleeper and Arriva Trains Wales ownd 20 Mk2s.Given that we still have masses of coaching stock available, I would just re-engineer them with power doors rather than slam doors.
How could a Class 377 be 9-Cars long I am sure there are 4-Car and 3-car versions only if i am correct?south central fleet
110 455s coupled together to make 55 8 cars for metro services
gatwick express 9 car class 377 with luggage van at one end to make a tenth coach
90 442s(not possible) to work brighton services
class 350s running in and out of victoria
377/3s replaced by class 456
milton keynes route operated by 8 car 319s