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Plugs on South West trains

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
I'm taking a trip from Portsmouth to London tomorrow on South West trains and need to use my laptop on route. Does anyone know if their carriages have plugs on them, since my battery won't even last an hour anymore! I can't find information anywhere on their website. Thanks.
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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1 Like #1
some do some dont. the 1's that do, you'll need a chair by a table. virgins almost always do tho.
#2
Ace Hayward
some do some dont. the 1's that do, you'll need a chair by a table. virgins almost always do tho.


Fortunately I'll be getting on at almost the train's first stop, so I should get first pickings on seat! Hopefully all the tables will have plugs then....
1 Like #3
It will be a Class 444 Desiro i think so it should have plugs but it might be first class only?
1 Like #4
I was going Bromley South a few mths back,and this guy had a laptop.anyway these Dads got on with their sons,they all had Arsenal shirts on,must been going to a match,was a Saturday.The Dads were all drinking beer and their boys with them had bottles of Coke.
Anyway they were messing about and 1 of the Coke's on the table fell over and went over this guy's laptop.
The Dad's didn't seem bothered and were like yeh thats kid's for you,and they left the guy trying to dry the laptop with paper towels etc.

I suppose cos I've got kids,I know what they can be like,if I was on train with a laptop and kids come along with a drink,I'd put it away.

So yeh keep it in mind!
#5
emasu
It will be a Class 444 Desiro i think so it should have plugs but it might be first class only?


Ahh thats annoying. I can only take 2nd class since I'm getting the ticket refunded, but the company won't refund 1st class.
#6
Mum2Connor&Cerys
I was going Bromley South a few mths back,and this guy had a laptop.anyway these Dads got on with their sons,they all had Arsenal shirts on,must been going to a match,was a Saturday.The Dads were all drinking beer and their boys with them had bottles of Coke.
Anyway they were messing about and 1 of the Coke's on the table fell over and went over this guy's laptop.
The Dad's didn't seem bothered and were like yeh thats kid's for you,and they left the guy trying to dry the laptop with paper towels etc.

I suppose cos I've got kids,I know what they can be like,if I was on train with a laptop and kids come along with a drink,I'd put it away.

So yeh keep it in mind!


Hahaha, thats good advice, I will do!!! I dread to think what I'd do if someone wrecked mine!
#7
03bintls
Hahaha, thats good advice, I will do!!! I dread to think what I'd do if someone wrecked mine!


Yeh I sure hope he had accidental damage insurance for outdoor use.

Coke worst thing to spill on electrical,it gone all sticky inside.
#8
Mum2Connor&Cerys
Yeh I sure hope he had accidental damage insurance for outdoor use.


And you know how difficult it is to get an insurance company to do that!

I can't believe the 'parents' were so rude about it!
#9
03bintls
And you know how difficult it is to get an insurance company to do that!

I can't believe the 'parents' were so rude about it!


Yeh they were,they were all hyped up on Beer though going to the match and didn't really give a care and was just like oh yeh thats kids for you,you didn't mean it did you son etc.
The guy with his laptop kept his cool actually,but I bet he was really annoyed. We were on seats opposite sort of thing,and knew they were going be trouble soon as they come on train.
Mind you when we go on train with our kids,we will sit down and you get the odd snobby person go and move out the carriage cos they want peace and quiet lol.
We usually get given a filthy look.
#10
03bintls
And you know how difficult it is to get an insurance company to do that!

I can't believe the 'parents' were so rude about it!


Arsenal fans. What do you expect? :x
#11
Mum2Connor&Cerys
Yeh they were,they were all hyped up on Beer though going to the match and didn't really give a care and was just like oh yeh thats kids for you,you didn't mean it did you son etc.
The guy with his laptop kept his cool actually,but I bet he was really annoyed. We were on seats opposite sort of thing,and knew they were going be trouble soon as they come on train.
Mind you when we go on train with our kids,we will sit down and you get the odd snobby person go and move out the carriage cos they want peace and quiet lol.
We usually get given a filthy look.


I was on a packed train yesterday and had screaming kids in the seats behind and their dad was sitting next to me, they kept kicking my chair, and moving that arm rest up and down hitting my back which hurt a bit(though both were unintentional) their dad was in a mood and ignoring them but didnt even ask to sit next to me just sat down!

If I could of moved I would have. I dont like sitting near young kids lol
#12
I would be so embarrassed being a parent and having my kids making such a noise and being so annoying. They should have designated carriages!
1 Like #13
I purchased my ticket once before getting on the train then paid £5 for an upgrade to first class, could you do that? Have the £5 out of your own pocket though.
That's if they have plugs for first class.
#14
ryouga
I was on a packed train yesterday and had screaming kids in the seats behind and their dad was sitting next to me, they kept kicking my chair, and moving that arm rest up and down hitting my back which hurt a bit(though both were unintentional) their dad was in a mood and ignoring them but didnt even ask to sit next to me just sat down!

If I could of moved I would have. I dont like sitting near young kids lol


why didn't you offer to let the kid sit in your seat?
That's what I would have done first off.
It's like karma, you could have been polite and helpful but weren't so the kid p-d you off during the journey. Gutted ;)
#15
yimmie
I purchased my ticket once before getting on the train then paid £5 for an upgrade to first class, could you do that? Have the £5 out of your own pocket though.
That's if they have plugs for first class.


Ooh I didn't know you could do that. Thats a good idea. What would happen if I just sat in 1st class with my standard ticket? - when they came round checking would I risk getting fined, or just asked to move??
#16
"Each five car unit has a first class section taking up just over half of one car at one end, first class seats have BS 1363 sockets providing AC power suitable for laptops or mobile phone charges, while the car at the other end is standard class throughout and appears ordinary but has BS1363 sockets under the tables."

from reading that, if it is a 444, sit at the cab end that isn't first class and you should have plugs in standard.
#17
yimmie
why didn't you offer to let the kid sit in your seat?
That's what I would have done first off.
It's like karma, you could have been polite and helpful but weren't so the kid p-d you off during the journey. Gutted ;)


Simple for one I had a reservation and the train was packed, 2 I had already been on the train 90 minutes from a previous stop, and 3, there was 2 kids there so they were in seats behind and 4 why should I suffer and move when I had reserved and have to move a few times in the journey and finally I wasnt asked and just expected to be ok with it.
#18
03bintls
Ooh I didn't know you could do that. Thats a good idea. What would happen if I just sat in 1st class with my standard ticket? - when they came round checking would I risk getting fined, or just asked to move??


I was sat in the door entrance on a horrible fold down seat so wouldn't know! Plus it was only a 60 mile journey (Norwich to Cambridge)

South west are usually pretty good at coming round and answering questions etc so its a good possibility they'll be able to help you out!
#19
ryouga
Simple for one I had a reservation and the train was packed, 2 I had already been on the train 90 minutes from a previous stop, and 3, there was 2 kids there so they were in seats behind and 4 why should I suffer and move when I had reserved and have to move a few times in the journey and finally I wasnt asked and just expected to be ok with it.


because it's courteous. Duh.
God what is up with this country now?! So many rude ignorant asses.
#20
emasu
from reading that, if it is a 444, sit at the cab end that isn't first class and you should have plugs in standard.


Ooh wow, thanks for finding that!! First class is usually at the front of the train, so I just sit at the back of the train then. Cool :) Thanks for that!
#21
yimmie
South west are usually pretty good at coming round and answering questions etc so its a good possibility they'll be able to help you out!


I don't know if I want to ask...draw attention to the fact I haven't got a 1st class ticket...and then for them to say "yeah thats 60 quid please!". Lol
#22
tony_s1
Arsenal fans. What do you expect? :x


lol I knew someone would say that,but if it bene another team,someone else would said it aswell,wouldn't mattered surely what team.
#23
yimmie
because it's courteous. Duh.
God what is up with this country now?! So many rude ignorant asses.


Why am I that way? I had bags and had a long journey ahead of me, screaming kids came down and sat in chair behind me and kicked my chair and acted like brats and their dad didnt ask to sit next to me and kept shouting at them right next to me, and im the rude one? Strange.

Why is it courteous for me to move with my bags and yet ok for them to sit down and bother me? remember i said it was a packed train and no other seats available so I would be out of a seat which I booked and still had half the journey left, bags around me blocking people getting past.

What difference does it make that I didnt move anyway because the 2 kids were sitting together behind me, so the only difference would of been that the father would be sitting on his own.
#24
ryouga
I was on a packed train yesterday and had screaming kids in the seats behind and their dad was sitting next to me, they kept kicking my chair, and moving that arm rest up and down hitting my back which hurt a bit(though both were unintentional) their dad was in a mood and ignoring them but didnt even ask to sit next to me just sat down!

If I could of moved I would have. I dont like sitting near young kids lol


lol

yeh but thats just it,you can sit where you like on a train,and it's common courtesy to give up an end seat if an elderly or disabled person wants it or something.

You know on the back of the seats there is a tray that you can lift down,mine pull that up and down and pretend they driving the train etc.
#25
03bintls
I would be so embarrassed being a parent and having my kids making such a noise and being so annoying. They should have designated carriages!


Yeh I'd like them to have areas specially for children and have a built in tv or something into the wall and some fixed playthings, but thats not going happen.
You gotta remmeber you were as lively as child too,plus my son,he got some kind of high functioning autism and he constantly as to be doing something. He reads everything,counts everything etc.
#26
ryouga
Why am I that way? I had bags and had a long journey ahead of me, screaming kids came down and sat in chair behind me and kicked my chair and acted like brats and their dad didnt ask to sit next to me and kept shouting at them right next to me, and im the rude one? Strange.

Why is it courteous for me to move with my bags and yet ok for them to sit down and bother me? remember i said it was a packed train and no other seats available so I would be out of a seat which I booked and still had half the journey left, bags around me blocking people getting past.

What difference does it make that I didnt move anyway because the 2 kids were sitting together behind me, so the only difference would of been that the father would be sitting on his own.


So, you moaned that a man wanted to sit near his kids on a PACKED train, and didn't ask you if he could sit next to you! Dear god you really are lame.
It's public transport! Not just for you!
If you wanted not to be bothered etc you could have gone in to first class!
Just get over it! jeez.
#27
Anyway its funny how someone just asks about if they can power their laptop on their train journey,then there a debate about courtesy on trains and noisy kids.
#28
Mum2Connor&Cerys
lol

yeh but thats just it,you can sit where you like on a train,and it's common courtesy to give up an end seat if an elderly or disabled person wants it or something.

You know on the back of the seats there is a tray that you can lift down,mine pull that up and down and pretend they driving the train etc.


Im classed as disabled plus I have arthritis lol, the train was packed and not a single seat left, I didnt mind sitting next to someone either just got annoyed that kids were behind me kicking my chair which was quite sore by the end(not agony just noticable) and leaning over the gap and shouting next to my ear "dad dad" etc.

After a long day with heavy bags I just wanted to rest. lol
#29
Mum2Connor&Cerys
lol I knew someone would say that,but if it bene another team,someone else would said it aswell,wouldn't mattered surely what team.


Haha, he does have a point though, not even being biased. ;)
#30
yimmie
So, you moaned that a man wanted to sit near his kids on a PACKED train, and didn't ask you if he could sit next to you! Dear god you really are lame.
It's public transport! Not just for you!
If you wanted not to be bothered etc you could have gone in to first class!
Just get over it! jeez.


Ryouga, you could of purchased all seats at side of you,and behind and in front of you so you couldn't been disturbed,like reserved with tickets even though just 1 person travelling.
#31
yimmie
So, you moaned that a man wanted to sit near his kids on a PACKED train, and didn't ask you if he could sit next to you! Dear god you really are lame.
It's public transport! Not just for you!
If you wanted not to be bothered etc you could have gone in to first class!
Just get over it! jeez.


What a fool, I had no problem sitting next to him, or him sitting next to kids, what a troll you are wanting to cause a reaction.

Sure I can afford first class, on my income thats lower than my rent.
#32
Mum2Connor&Cerys
Ryouga, you could of purchased all seats at side of you,and behind and in front of you so you couldn't been disturbed,like reserved with tickets even though just 1 person travelling.


Like I said no problem with him sitting next o me, just didnt like screaming and shouting in my ear, and the guy didnt have the courtesy to ask me if the seat was taken, of which I would of said "no it isnt, sit down if you want"
#33
yimmie
Haha, he does have a point though, not even being biased. ;)


Yeh I should just said 'wearing their football shirts'.
#34
ryouga
Like I said no problem with him sitting next o me, just didnt like screaming and shouting in my ear, and the guy didnt have the courtesy to ask me if the seat was taken, of which I would of said "no it isnt, sit down if you want"


You have kids soon enough and you know about it when times comes.
#35
ryouga
What a fool, I had no problem sitting next to him, or him sitting next to kids, what a troll you are wanting to cause a reaction.

Sure I can afford first class, on my income thats lower than my rent.


Oh yes because my life really revolves around causing a reaction from some idiot on a forum?
How cute.

by the way..
but didnt even ask to sit next to me just sat down!

;) seemed to me as if you had a problem without!
Something so small yet you had to remember the little detail of that
OMGCALLTHESEATPOLICENOW!!!!!1111!!!
#36
yimmie
Oh yes because my life really revolves around causing a reaction from some idiot on a forum?
How cute.

by the way..
but didnt even ask to sit next to me just sat down!

;) seemed to me as if you had a problem without!
Something so small yet you had to remember the little detail of that
OMGCALLTHESEATPOLICENOW!!!!!1111!!!


says it all, calling me an idiot and trying to deconstruct what I say to make yourself feel better and having a "holier than thou" attitude.

Just like you ignore the fact I had no problem sitting next to the guy but it would of been nice to of been asked but he never did because there could of easily been someone sitting next to me who lost their seat and I would of had to tell him.
1 Like #37
If the train is mainly WHITE, you will have 240v sockets in coaches 5 + 10.If the train is BLUE, then sockets are only in first class (no upgrades midweek). Hope this helps:)
#38
ryouga
says it all, calling me an idiot and trying to deconstruct what I say to make yourself feel better and having a "holier than thou" attitude.

Just like you ignore the fact I had no problem sitting next to the guy but it would of been nice to of been asked but he never did because there could of easily been someone sitting next to me who lost their seat and I would of had to tell him.


coming from the one who's trying to justify a selfish attitude. Ha!
#39
Folks, your posts in here may well breach the forum code of conduct. - PLAY NICE.
#40
Train Driver
If the train is mainly WHITE, you will have 240v sockets in coaches 5 + 10.If the train is BLUE, then sockets are only in first class (no upgrades midweek). Hope this helps:)


:thumbsup: Brilliant mate. Fingers crossed it will be a white one then! I'm guessing with a screen name like that your info is reliable lol

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