Post by ADH45258 on Jun 24, 2021 15:04:21 GMT
Is this charging issue more to do with route length in distance, or in end-to-end journey time?
If distance, I except only a very small number of routes might require pantograph technology, given that a number of relatively long routes have already converted or are due to soon - the 232 has occasionally used SEes and is 13 miles long. The 111 and 358 have already been discussed for pantographs, and other examples might be the 246, 314, 331, 465, 492 and the 24-mile long X26. Though with a few longer routes being split or withdrawn, such as the 407 and 455, this could happen elsewhere. And the technology could improve by the time some of the listed routes require electrics.