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First ‘As New’ Refurbished Avanti West Coast Pendolino Takes To The Tracks

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Rail Advent.

The article gives these improvements to the Class 390 trains.

  • 25,000 new Standard Class seats
  • Conversion of one First Class carriage to provide 2,000 extra standard class seats.
  • New onboard shop
  • New lighting and carpets
  • Passenger information screens (PIS)
  • Additional luggage space in standard class
  • Power points at every seat
  • Refurbished toilets
  • New First and Standard Premium seats

The only refurbished train in service is 390125, which operated the following services on the 25th April 2022.

  • 0505 Manchester to Euston – Stops at Stockport, Crewe and Stafford
  • 0807 Euston to Liverpool – Stops at Milton Keynes Central, Stafford and Runcorn
  • 1047 Liverpool to Euston – Stops at Runcorn, Crewe and Stafford
  • 1857 Euston to Manchester – Stops at Rugby, Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Stockport

It will be joined by a second refurbished train early next month.

April 27, 2022 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , | Leave a comment

HyPoint And GTL Ultra-Light Liquid Hydrogen Tanks Could Be A Jet Fuel Game Changer

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Hydrogen Fuel News.

This is a sentence from the article.

HyPoint and GTL have been developing a groundbreaking liquid hydrogen cryotank design that could turn the entire aircraft industry on its head.

It is claimed that these ultra-light tanks could give a four times increase in range for jet-fuelled aircraft.

The article also claims that HyPoint has developed a new ctype of fuel-cell that could make conventional jet fuel obsolete.

Occasionally, ideas come along, that are literally too good to be true! Usually, they are!

But this one could be the one in a hundred, that isn’t!

Visit the HyPoint web site and see what you think!

I also think, that the technology may have other applications, in addition to aviation.

April 27, 2022 Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , | 3 Comments