- 25 Aug 2009
Well with that argument, why not do the 'easy' bit between Neville Hill and Crossgates? Would mean bi-modes can leave Leeds Stn. under electric power and so quicker, thus clearing signalling sections quicker.
Might save a few seconds at best, the limiting factor is the line speeds rather than train performance. Most TPEs are up the tail end of something else by Micklefield anyway so there'd be no advantage there.