Class 345 Testing and Introduction Jun 24, 2017 22:48:03 GMT
Post by snoggle on Jun 24, 2017 22:48:03 GMT
First/MTR have also ordered Aventras to replace the Desiro Cities (Class 707) ordered by Stagecoach for the SouthWestern. Inevitably there will be a period when both types are operating side by side - now that WILL be an interesting comparison.
(I recall the disparaging remarks made about the 455s when they replaced the then almost-new 508s on the same route)
I guess train enthusiasts may be interested. I doubt the average passenger, with a thousand other things on their mind, will make any sort of profound or detailed judgement. They may notice a train is new or has different seats but other than that?
I'm sorry to be grouchy but trains are often delivered with different specs to cater for different operational demands. I just don't see that any ordinary passenger will care one jot that a London Overground train may perform slightly differently than a Crossrail train. It doesn't matter to passengers. Anyone seen such an issue ever be raised in regular "customer satisfaction" research? No, I didn't think so. You might as well remark that a HST is faster than a Class 165 DMU for all the sense it makes.