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December 10th 19, 01:09 PM posted to uk.transport.london
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On Sun, 08 Dec 2019 13:01:42 +0100, Jarle Hammen Knudsen
On Fri, 6 Dec 2019 16:04:09 +0000 (UTC),
Seems like the Overground 378s are having a refresh. New seat
slightly different external paint/vinyl job. Looks quite nice.
How old are they?
There were several orders, so the ages vary. The oldest carriages have
been in service just over 10 years, the youngest only four.
A rare example of a decent train - looks nice inside and out,
with decent acceleration (when the drivers can be bothered). Naturally
situration couldn't last so we now have the fugly, expensive and late
Why do you think that Aventras are expensive?
Lost revenue for TfL on the Goblin, having to pay to keep the diesels a
bit longer and modify some 378s to run on it. I know Bombardier coughed
some cash but I bet it doesn't cover everything.
So, you have no idea of what the trains cost?
I was talking overall cost, but I can google the price per unit if that
make you happy.
Has it occurred to you that the late delivery of the 710s probably saved
TfL money? Think about it.
The Goblin electrification was finished before they showed up so if you're
thinking that not having them delivered on time didn't matter and getting
a refund from Bombadier was a nice bonus I'm not convinced especially given
they weren't just being built for the Goblin.
Whatever. When you've actually thought of something let me know.
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