- A number of carriages are out of service having 'wheel flats' corrected - a condition caused by slippery rails conditions.
- A number of carriages are out of service at any one time undergoing heavy maintenance under a periodic programme that takes place every few years. The cover usually provided for such maintenance has been reduced by the wheel flats issue.
- Following accident damage to a couple of Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) elsewhere on the GA network a couple of Inter City carriages (hauled by a diesel) are being used in their place. GA are trying to source replacement DMUs but at the time of writing there are none going spare in the UK.
Saturday, 14 December 2013
Inter City - Short Formations #2
The MRUA has been advised that the current short formations of certain Inter City services are down to the following reasons: