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Old July 18th 18, 09:40 AM posted to uk.railway,
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Mike Bristow wrote:
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Recliner wrote:
Basil Jet wrote:

It's looking fairly likely that TfL will have to give away their diesel
trains before the electric trains are ready, and might end up
bustituting for a while.

TfL certainly has a lot of looming issues. But I'd have thought it could
redeploy some of the 315s displaced from the Shenfield line as a very
short-term GOBLIN replacement fleet.

Stock training the GOBLIN drivers twice is probably better than
bustitution; but are the 315s commited elsewhere?

No, they're destined for the scrapyard, but have been kept in reserve while
the TfL Rail Aventras bedded in.

It would seem to make sense for GOBLIN drivers to start being trained on
them immediately.