D stock sold to VivaRail Nov 26, 2014 3:23:59 GMT via mobile
Post by vjaska on Nov 26, 2014 3:23:59 GMT
Pacers are basically a 1980s low cost diesel train series (Class 140/141/142/143/144); with much of their design and components inspired/coming from buses at the time. Hence the bench seats (which are still present on the unrefurbished/not-so extensively refurbished units), inward opening doors, seating layout much like the top deck of a DD...
They are what we would call 'high floor' trains- not wheelchair-friendly...which is part of the reason the D Stock is off to replace them!
Lovely trains I hear.
Thanks very much for this - never knew there were trains that look so much like buses including the interior lol.
Once these Pacers get replaced, will there be any more left in service in the UK?