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A DfT press release has just appeared.

Non-stop London-Gatwick trains will continue, but some trains will extend to/from Brighton in the peak period. An unspecified number of 442s will be brought back into service so this can happen.

Southern will get 48 new Electrostar vehicles (12 units presumably) , allowing them to transfer the same number of 319 vehicles to the Thameslink route. FCC will then be able to run all peak trains as 8-car. This is part of the 1000 new carriages announced a couple of weeks back.
 

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Hmmm..............

If all that comes to pass it should relieve a few problems.

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Edwin,

You stated that:

"Non-stop London-Gatwick trains will continue, but some trains will extend to/from Brighton in the peak period. An unspecified number of 442s will be brought back into service so this can happen".

Are they bringing back Mr Marsh's Atlantics then? Where have they been hiding them all these years?

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QUOTE (Colombo @ 5 Apr 2007, 17:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Edwin,

You stated that:

"Non-stop London-Gatwick trains will continue, but some trains will extend to/from Brighton in the peak period. An unspecified number of 442s will be brought back into service so this can happen".

Are they bringing back Mr Marsh's Atlantics then? Where have they been hiding them all these years?

Colombo

Are you trying to start another 'strategic reserve' rumour
 

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QUOTE (Edwin @ 10 Apr 2007, 08:15) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Are you trying to start another 'strategic reserve' rumour


Haven't seen one of those for a while - anyone want to buy a low mileage 9F low mileage, one careful owner, dry stored for the last 40 years.

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blast doule posted!!

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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 10 Apr 2007, 15:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Must have been the results of the Planet Thanet Beer festival then !

Thank you Brian............

Actually there is no need for a strategic reserve - we've got one, it's called preservation.

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