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Dawlish News
Dawlish News
17 Jun 2017 20:53
From 2018 a new fleet of Class 802 Intercity Express Trains will connect London Paddington to Exeter, Plymouth, Penzance and many more communities.
The train will now be made ready to begin testing in the coming weeks prior to entering passenger service from summer next year. Two further test trains are due to arrive in the UK shortly.
 
The Intercity Express Train is designed to withstand the region's variable weather conditions, including routes along the Dawlish coast.
Read more...http://www.devonlive.com/devon-s-first-intercity-express-train-arrives-in-the-uk-but-can-it-withstand-the-dawlish-coast/story-30395545-detail/story.html

 

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
18 Jun 2017 15:30

Time will tell, but I doubt it unless it has been designed as a submersible train.

Stark Ross
Stark Ross
18 Jun 2017 20:51

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The answer is in the article. Yes it will. 

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
19 Jun 2017 10:27

@Stark Ross -  uhm! in the article they also say that the fleet is 36 and then later they say it is 93.

Stark Ross
Stark Ross
19 Jun 2017 11:24

The entire fleet of 93 units is being delivered in two waves. The first wave is being built in the North East of England, the second wave is the 36 units having to be imported from Japan. 

Margaret Swift
Margaret Swift
19 Jun 2017 23:21

I was told last week by GWR that the first wave was built in Japan and the second wave is being built in Italy. As long as they are not of the same design as the original Virgin Voyager trains then the waves crashing over them should not be a problem. Time will tell...........

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