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Pan Up

The diesel faces of EMT: Meridian and HST at St Pancras, 6 October 2013.
Tony Miles

Despite having 20 years’ warning, it seems pretty certain the HST sets on the Midland main line won’t be made disabled compliant by the cut-off date, which is 2½ years from now. The franchise renewal is complicated by the upgrade programme and Thameslink, so if it was me I would be looking for a nice, easy direct award but with some real improvement on the way to electrification.

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