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Re: West Midlands Railway
« Reply #90 on: December 19, 2017, 04:45:24 PM »
Chaos again today 1612 running over 30 mins late due to a "train fault"...then rolls in empty at 1644...

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Re: West Midlands Railway
« Reply #91 on: January 11, 2018, 09:47:02 AM »
170631 has acquired West Midlands Railway logos on LM livery.

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« Reply #92 on: January 11, 2018, 06:12:46 PM »
170631 has acquired West Midlands Railway logos on LM livery.

As has a majority of the fleet.
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« Reply #93 on: January 13, 2018, 10:04:57 AM »
Why when the rail replacement bus is on from Cannock to Walsall on a Sat do BOTH services per hour call at all stations to Walsall when only one train per hour does so and the other is an express? What is the point in that other than discouraging passengers from using the service???

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Re: West Midlands Railway
« Reply #94 on: January 14, 2018, 01:50:00 AM »
Where the rail buses stop at Walsall??

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« Reply #95 on: January 14, 2018, 08:27:23 AM »
Side of the station

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Re: West Midlands Railway
« Reply #96 on: January 14, 2018, 12:59:28 PM »
Where the rail buses stop at Walsall??
what buses were used yesterday on there tame bridge-cannock
& whats been. used to day 

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« Reply #97 on: January 14, 2018, 02:32:56 PM »
what buses were used yesterday on there tame bridge-cannock
& whats been. used to day 

Saw 2 NX OmniLinks and a Midland Classic Scania parked up by Walsall station yesterday.

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Re: West Midlands Railway
« Reply #98 on: January 26, 2018, 08:33:52 PM »
Have any more trains been painted into the new livery
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« Reply #99 on: January 26, 2018, 08:59:08 PM »
Have any more trains been painted into the new livery

None as of yet, unless one's slipped through the net and hasn't been posted on RailUK Forums.


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« Reply #100 on: January 28, 2018, 02:02:13 AM »
Will WMR have their own pattern seat moquette? Surely the 323s must be first up for refurb? Seats have barely any padding left!

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Re: West Midlands Railway
« Reply #101 on: January 28, 2018, 08:49:32 AM »
Will WMR have their own pattern seat moquette? Surely the 323s must be first up for refurb? Seats have barely any padding left!

Why would they refurb the 323s?

The new trains to replace them are already on order.

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« Reply #102 on: January 28, 2018, 11:34:01 AM »
So we're definetely not having any of them on the chase line and its DEFINETELY 350s?

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Re: West Midlands Railway
« Reply #103 on: January 28, 2018, 12:26:51 PM »
Will WMR have their own pattern seat moquette? Surely the 323s must be first up for refurb? Seats have barely any padding left!

I'd say the 350/1's need more of a refurb, or at least a seat refurb. They're still running as delivered in 2005, in the neutral grey and blue colour scheme, whereas the 323's were given a refurb between 2011 and 2013. The 323's are being replaced in 2020, whereas it looks like the 350's are being retained, not to mention the extra units being cascaded down from Transpennine Express starting next year.

So we're definetely not having any of them on the chase line and its DEFINETELY 350s?

Since we're getting more 350's, I'd wage my bet on them being used for the Chase Line too.


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« Reply #104 on: January 28, 2018, 05:45:32 PM »
Capacity is a MASSIVE issue on the chase line and seeing as a 3 car 323 can carry more seated passengers than a 4 car 350 surely it would make more sense to use them on it? Cant believe weve got to put up with shitty 2 car diesels on peak journeys till the end of this year. Someone said the 720am from Cannock was booked for 4 car a couple of momths ago? Still a 2 car 170 with a 153 shoved on the back as far as im aware?