Are these the things that do the Brighton to London Bridge run?
If so, I use them occassionally and there is nothing that wrong with them. No reason why they couldn't go straight into service up here. They are vastly better than what we have today.
No, Eccles routes faster with less stops whereas Bolton route theres many suburban stations and all the stopper services to get stuck behind.
Excellent. I might start using Eccles then as it's actually closer to where I live. The only reason I use Swinton is because it's better equipped and the trains are more frequent. Thanks for the info! I take it Eccles station will get refurbished with new PID's and all?
As far as I know (and I'm sure ill be corrected) it will be two trains per hour in either direction with a couple of additional trains in the peaks. If you require travel else ware I guess it will mean changing at Preston or Bolton.
Sorry for being dim, but which ones are these/where do they start?
I seem to recall they were built for the BedPan line weren't they? 317s that is.
Thanks Link. Presumably if those Manc-Hull services were extended to Chester they'd also be diverted via Victoria to avoid crossing the tracks at Picc? Could we see the slow trains from Huddersfield diverted to Piccadilly while the faster ones all go over to Victoria, or is there a reason that this wouldn't be possible?
Do you know what the CLC route will be left with once this electrification is complete?
Excellent. Like it.
I would first gauge Tameside Council's thoughts on trains out of Ashton. Not that they of course decide these matters, but they are an authority that takes a great deal of interest in these matters.