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Do Bombardier Aventras Have Remote Wake-Up?

Remote wake-up is detailed in this snippet from an article in the Derby Telegraph, which appears to have since been deleted.

Unlike today’s commuter trains, Aventra can shut down fully at night and can be “woken up” by remote control before the driver arrives for the first shift.

So could we see a train parked up at night in the sidings at the end of the line, after forming the last train from London? The train would then call home and report any problems, which would be sorted if needed, by perhaps a local or mobile servicing team. In the morning, the driver would turn up and find that the train was warm and ready to form the first train of the day up to London.

Since I found this in 2016, I’ve told several drivers and all had stories about cold trains in their least favourite places.

September 10, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

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