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    Porterbrook Cl.769 'Flex' trains from 319s, initially for Northern

    Correct. Victoria and Wigan sign 158s but Piccadilly don't.
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    Weather disruption Friday 26 November onwards - Storm Arwen

    The whole North Wales coast service suspended. There is engineering work between the Junction and Holyhead anyway
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    Weather disruption Friday 26 November onwards - Storm Arwen

    Gusty the other side of Cowburn Tunnel though
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    Porterbrook Cl.769 'Flex' trains from 319s, initially for Northern

    Withdrawn due to excessive wheel flats coupled to a 158
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    Cross Country Service Reductions and Alterations, 28-11-2021 onwards

    Ah, said vitriol. So you'll be blaming me then, for not working my rest days this weekend when cancellations at my TOC rack up? Sorry that I want time off as per my rota.. Maybe direct your words to recruitment at XC, not the staff...
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    Porterbrook Cl.769 'Flex' trains from 319s, initially for Northern

    If only one set is out then its pulled ASAP.
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    Cross Country Service Reductions and Alterations, 28-11-2021 onwards

    I'm expecting the usual vitriol from the public on how staff are lazy etc, now that XC have tweeted "Due to train crew availability"
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    156480 Query

    Came down to NH for its digital mods Back on the Cumbrian Coast today.
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    Porterbrook Cl.769 'Flex' trains from 319s, initially for Northern

    Yup definitely driver training. Courses are constant at the moment, clearing the backlog caused by covid and the air con issue. In other news 448 failed at New Lane this morning, caused by a CB not resetting.
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    Stations rebranded to Great British Railways design / Rail Alphabet 2

    Not sure if previously reported but Buckshaw Parkway has had its treatment
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    Porterbrook Cl.769 'Flex' trains from 319s, initially for Northern

    It was bound to happen sooner than later. Today is a tad treacherous across the network.
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    Maximum age of train drivers?

    Can neither confirm nor deny...
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    Maximum age of train drivers?

    There's a driver at a Northern depot in his 70s. Just passed his rules and still going strong.
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    Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification updates, CP6

    Plenty of bases completed between Baguley Fold signal box and Ashton Moss. Looks like work has started on the footbridge east of Clayton Bridge level crossing too.
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    Wigan to Bolton electrification officially given go ahead

    Vegetation clearance has taken place on the disused platform section at Westhoughton.
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    "Spare" drivers

    TPE don't have a traincrew depot at Victoria, so they won't have spare drivers sat at Vic.
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    Class 156 DMU vs Class 158 DMU - Which Is The Better DMU?

    No other DMU coughs if you take too much notch of power than the 156. That's character. But 158s get my vote. Far superior.
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    TFW 197 Training Runs this Coming Week?

    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:K02244/2021-10-04/detailed It left later on in the afternoon

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