So a new class 800 arrived this morning. Quite a Japanese feel to them. Very quiet and vibration free for a diesel.
However what may be acceptable for an interior of a Japanese commuter train isn't at all acceptable for a British Intercity. The seats are narrow, armrests pointless as they're so small and I wouldn't want to sit on the rock solid seats for more than 30mins. Carriage interior has an unfinished feel.
A big fail I think, #class180 way better passenger experience and #HST in a different league.
Now that 2018 has arrived, it's time to say goodbye to the Grand Central HSTs, 43465 waits next to one of the class 180s that will work in it's place at King's Cross 6/5/17 #GrandCentral#Class43#Class180