That's the hope. Unfortunately, I don't know yet what VIA has found in their speed and acceleration tests, although CN is happy enough with the new equipment to have cleared it to operate at "LRC" speeds.Will they be able to shorten travel times with the new trains since they accelerate faster?
The new fleet protects the Status Quo by replacing 1940/50/70/80s trains with 21st century rolling stock. If you were looking for faster, more frequent and more reliable train services, you will unfortunately have to wait for HFR to be funded, approved and built…^^^^ In other words, instead of a few slow trips to China, you have more slow trips to China.
ThanksIt left London just after 11, following behind VIA 84 which ran about a half hour late today.
Maybe 1 or 2 sets as a seasonal tourist train but certainly the majority need to be replaced soon as they are way past their shelf lifeMaybe if they replace the non corridor fleet, they can still run the legacy fleet over the Rockies for tourist's? Nostalgia is something people pay lots of money for.
when is the next trainset scheduled to arrive?