Production of two new catering vehicles for BR's High Speed Train (HST) marks an important milestone in the development of on-train catering. The prototype Mk III kitchen and buffet car are the first newly designed catering vehicles, apart from a few specials, to enter service for more than ten years. As catering needs changed little could be done to modify them for today's market. Not only have eating habits altered but the decrease in journey times has resulted in the need for a different style of operation. British Rail Catering has also been faced with problems arising from greater utilisation of rolling stock; one train set now covers two or three long-distance runs every day whereas twenty years ago only one run was quite normal.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 439-441
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 302
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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  • Accession Number: 00050620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 15 1974 12:00AM