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Class 385 intro. problem? - Posted: February 13, 2018 - 2:24 PM Quote and reply
Aslef has warned that modifications must be made to ScotRail's new Class 385 electric trains - or its drivers will refuse to work them.
The train drivers' union is concerned that the curved windscreen is causing reflections of other signals at night.
Drivers identified the problem on a recent evening test run between Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street.
The units are due to come into service on the Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street service in March.
Drivers reported that they could "view two or three signals when we should have been viewing only one".
Kevin Lindsay from Aslef, said: "ScotRail is trying to get Hitachi to come up with a solution but, so far, I'm afraid, they have failed.
"I've informed ScotRail that we won't allow these trains to come into service like this."
BBC 13.02.18

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