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East Midlands Trains Class 222 reformations
To reduce the overcrowding problems on East Midlands Trains presently formed of four-car Class 222 sets, the company are set to embark on a major programme of reformations of the 222 fleet, reducing the eight-car sets to seven vehicles and inserting the removed car into the remaining four car sets. The reformation is not that straightforward, as at present EMT has nine four-car sets. The reformation will see one 'long' set No. 222007 reduced by three vehicles to a five car set, this will release sufficent intermediate vehicles to reform the four-car units to five cars.
By carrying out this work EMT will be improving capacity on the shortest sets working busy trains in the peak hours where it is needed.
The work is scheduled to be complete by 28 April 2008, with set 222007 already reduced to five-car formation by 17 March.
It is also understood that one additional HST set is now allocated to EMT use.
The revised service plan is shown below (Peak Periods).
Southbound services arriving into London St Pancras International before 10.00
|Last Updated: 18 March 2008|
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