Information regarding the operation of ten coach class 800 and class 801 trains formed of two coupled units.

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Dear London North Eastern Railway Limited,

Could you please kindly provide me with full details of the catering and staffing arrangements on a 10 coach 800/801+800/801 formation compared to a single 5 coach 800/801 or 9 coach 800/801 formation.

In particular i have the following ten questions:

• 1. How many staff are there in total onboard a 5 coach 800/801 formation?

• 2. How many staff are there in total onboard a 9 coach 800/801 formation?

• 3. How many staff are there in total onboard a 10 coach 800/801+800/801 formation

• 4. On a 10 coach 800/801+800/801 formation are both of the buffets open?

• 5. On a 10 coach 800/801+800/801 formation is there two trolleys (one in each portion)?

• 6. On a 10 coach 800/801+800/801 formation are both of the kitchens open and in use with staff cooking food?

• 7. On a 10 coach 800/801+800/801 formation is the same exact level of catering and food and drink provision provided in both units (and if not then what is the difference)?

• 8. On a 10 coach 800/801+800/801 formation which set does the Guard travel in (unless they are allowed to choose which set to be in)?

• 9.Does it cost any extra in costs (such as employing extra staff or having an extra trolley or having an extra kitchen open or anything else that is applicable) to run a 10 coach 800/801+800/801 formation compared to a 5 coach 800/801 or 9 coach 800/801 or MK3 or MK4 service and if so how much extra?

• 10. Does LNER currently run or plan to run any passenger services operated by a 10 coach 800/801+800/801 formation where one of the sets is locked out of use and only one set is in use and allowing passengers to board?

If you could answer these questions that would be very much appreciated. Any other information you have in regards to this would be very much appreciated as well.

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Johnson

FOI, London North Eastern Railway Limited

Dear Malcolm

I am working on obtaining the requested information and will respond in due course

Kind regards

Abigail Coates

FOI

e: [email address]

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FOI, London North Eastern Railway Limited

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Dear Mr Johnson

Please find attached our response to your request for information

Kind regards

Abigail Coates

FOI

e: [email address]

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