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Unread 16-11-2017, 08:56   #1
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Default 29000 DMUs - Poor Condition

Have IE any plans to refurbish the 29000 DMUs? I use these trains daily and most of them appear to have a very poor external appearance where there is evidence of filling and the paintwork is missing or very shabby

IE started repainting them in a new livery over 3 years ago but only a few seem to have been done. Why was the exercise to repaint them in the new commuter livery not completed?
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Unread 17-11-2017, 07:43   #2
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Money

Externally doesn't look great but has no impact on reliability
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Unread 21-11-2017, 08:54   #3
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The floors on these units also look a bit iffy. Plenty of places where it's been patched together, and the odd spot that seems a little bouncy underfoot.

It also bugs me how IE seem to go out of their way to pair an old livery set with a new livery one!

I'm sure it's all only cosmetic, and we all know IE's funding has been squeezed in every direction.
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Floor is a known issue under investigation, its going to be expensive to address
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Unread 21-11-2017, 15:53   #5
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Floor is a known issue under investigation, its going to be expensive to address
Translation: it's not going to be addressed until IE find some more money. :-)

Living in hope that when they fix the floors, they will add better sound insulation.
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Translation: it's not going to be addressed until IE find some more money. :-)

Living in hope that when they fix the floors, they will add better sound insulation.
From what I gather the issue is a lot more complex and no easy fix. Money may be a problem as well.

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Floor is a known issue under investigation, its going to be expensive to address
Are CAF liable in any way, given some were only built in 2005.
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