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Countdown - They're Here!

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0 days and counting until the "keys are exchanged" to:

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London Midland and
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Only CrossCounty and East Midlands directly affect me being the Stansted to Birmingham and Norwich to Liverpool lines respectively.

It is interesting, according to the EMT wiki page the Norwich to Liverpool route is put down as East Midlands Mainline and the trains put down as running on the East Midlands Mainline are the HST's and the Meridians
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We're stuck with 158s Griff. They will be exclusively 158s as well on the Liverpool to Norwich.
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Don't forget the East Coast too! And the start of London Overground.
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East Coast does not start until the 9th December but your right about London Overground.
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Ah, well I hope to be there on the first day of the Overground anyway! Super Sunday should be interesting.
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I can't wait to sample the new wares of our friends from London. London Midland my arse.
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Well it revives a great name in Railways.
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This is great. At the weekend I travel to Nottingham by Midland Mainline, and return with East Midland Trains. I expect to see a a huge difference.

That said, I have been suitably impressed with my recent experiences of South West Trains.
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Yup, there'll be a whole new fleet of trains, a brand new timetable and line upgrades over a week. Nothing will change until the timetable change.
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Parkey wrote:This is great. At the weekend I travel to Nottingham by Midland Mainline, and return with East Midland Trains. I expect to see a a huge difference.
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I have to say I'm looking forward more to the opening of St Pancras International. It'll be nice to have some more shops etc to look round whilst I wait for my train there.
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The best shops will probably be beyond the check in and security. 'Railside' if you will!
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Meh meh meh.

Well there's always the champagne bar... :D
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Kevo00 wrote:The best shops will probably be beyond the check in and security. 'Railside' if you will!
Nope - its fairly empty beyond checkin. There's a few shops open to all in the concourse.
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What, no Weatherspoons??
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They are missing a trick there then. I remember Brussels having a particularly good chocolate shop beyond the check-in!
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Kevo00 wrote:They are missing a trick there then. I remember Brussels having a particularly good chocolate shop beyond the check-in!
Most of Belgium is made of chocolate... much like their football team.
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Did anyone else see the webcast of the opening? I thought it was quite impressive.
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East Midlands and London Midland have proper websites up now.
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I'm meant to be taking a London Midland train to Yardley Wood this afternoon. Guess what? - Rail Replacement Bus. Nothings Changed...
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