It might help, so long as they have spare locos and don't run it in a 4 car configuration.
Without the pantos, they can glue chairs on the roof and have a lower middle, upper and alfresco level. Of course the chairs can be glued down facing backwards, maybe.
They could do worse if we gave them the Oscars.
In addition to having the doors in the wrong place, DB double deck stock would too wide for use here, too tall for use here, use the wrong electrical system and use the wrong signalling systems. Pretty well everything about them is wrong!Can you post an example? Thanks.
If the loading gauges here were large enough to take European designs, a better starting point would be Dutch double deck designs which are already built for high level platforms and DC electrification.
Will be interesting to see if the V sets are outright sold for scrap only like the S sets or if they will offer them for sale? I ask due to the fact that a couple of the DCM power cars, most of which were retired in 2011 - 2012 were sold. 2 were sold and road hauled to the NSW Police Academy at Goulburn from Chullora
Final Design has been revealed.The dramatic reduction in the number of seats is obvious...
The dramatic reduction in the number of seats is obvious...
One row fewer than the Oscars and one fewer seat per row.
The disabled accessibility is no better than the Oscars and Waratahs (they just don't show the ramp being placed manually)
The seating doesn't look much better than the Tangara.
Luggage racks in the lower deck means that everything has to dragged up and down steps.
Why not transverse seats in the ends with overhead racks, the space is available.
I look forward to the second generation cars with reverible seats after the public outcry.
I have good news for any V Set lovers out there!I know this is a while ago, but you'd need to jump from the Indian platform to reach the V-set.
The V Sets May have a brighter future than what the S Sets have had to face thanks to their aircon, comfort and less hate from the public. After the new D Sets arrive and the V Sets begin to be retired, instead of being sent to a scrap yard or becoming a house, they may be able to remain in service for another 10-15 years! Although not all of them can be saved, a lucky few may be able to start a new life, journey to new destinations and potentially get a new livery before they are retired. All of this can happen when they are sent to... India! According to a volunteer at the 2018 heritage expo, there are talks about transferring the V Sets overseas to India where they will serve lines there. Many trains from other countries have been transferred similarly, so it could indeed happen.
Will be interesting if they will be willing to sell carriages to interested parties/groups. I don't believe that happened with the S sets.Here's a question... how much asbestos is inside a V-set carriage?