HST depart from Platform 3
Platform 3 usage comprises of arrivals and departures of sprinters together with Cross Country Voyagers.
No doubt track problems may have been the reason todays platform change.
First impressions Part 3
Class 800 trains do not have luggage vans like those contained in the HST power cars. Instead, as well as the overhead racks and end-of-vehicle luggage stacks, there are, in some coaches, full-height compartments (see third photo) capable of holding either two cycles in vertical racks or normal luggage on fold-down shelves. Note that these compartments also have reservation lights and screens, presumably so that space can be reserved for pre-booked cycles. Once again, it is questionable whether this provision is adequate, given that insufficient accommodation for cycles is the subject of complaints on existing trains with a need to pre-book and many more people now travelling with cycles.
Tuesday 12th December Exeter New Yard to Penzance via Falmouth Docks
Wednesday 13th December Penzance to Exeter New Yard via Newquay and Looe
Kind Regards, Karl (Friends Of Penmere Station). Thanks Karl.