New trains on Hertford North route announced

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beebopb
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by beebopb » Sun 08 Apr, 2018 11:19 am

rogerstone wrote:Can't see any mention of toilets but in this day & age there must be onboard facilities, Mustn't there?
I heard that there won't be any toilets and that although there's increased capacity there are actually fewer seats than on the existing trains. I hope that I've been misinformed though.
Andrew
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by Andrew » Sun 08 Apr, 2018 3:16 pm

I believe that no toilets and fewer seats is correct, they designed to be high capacity trains for relatively short duration journies. To see what they are like they are a dual voltage version of the 3rd rail 5 coach long class 707 recently introduced on South Western trains.
beebopb
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by beebopb » Sun 08 Apr, 2018 7:50 pm

Andrew wrote: high capacity trains for relatively short duration journies.
The journey often feels quite long enough if one has stopped for a pint or two after work!!
Cunning Alph
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by Cunning Alph » Mon 09 Apr, 2018 7:43 pm

Perhaps there will be some First Class coaches ?
They have been trying to sell me First Class ticket from HFN for last 2 years :evil:
Andrew
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by Andrew » Tue 10 Apr, 2018 8:25 am

No first class thank goodness
codek2
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by codek2 » Tue 10 Apr, 2018 4:48 pm

the new trains on the great northern line do have first class, however the ones at the back of the train are declassified, not sure why, and yes, does cause quite a lot of confusion!
Andrew
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by Andrew » Tue 10 Apr, 2018 11:04 pm

codek2 wrote:the new trains on the great northern line do have first class, however the ones at the back of the train are declassified, not sure why, and yes, does cause quite a lot of confusion!
But the new trains for the Moorgate routes are a different version and will not have first class
JohnSmith
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by JohnSmith » Sat 05 May, 2018 11:52 am

A further update on the new Class 717 trains.

http://railcolornews.com/2018/05/02/uk- ... -delivery/

On schedule to start rolling them out in Autumn of this year.
JohnSmith
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by JohnSmith » Wed 11 Jul, 2018 8:07 pm

Two of the new trains have been spotted near Harringay / Hornsey today.

All they need to do now is teach the drivers how to operate them* and route-train them.

* Hopefully that will include how to turn on the heating when it is cold and the air conditioning when it is hot.
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mattinhertford
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by mattinhertford » Wed 18 Jul, 2018 5:39 pm

Hi all,

I heard from a friend about 'season ticket compensation' for people who experienced problems on the Great Northern line, something about possibility of getting 'up to' a whole months costs back.

I cannot find this anywhere on the web. Could anyone point me in the right direction pls?

Thanks

Matt
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