I understand that, although take-up on the current catering has been great, receipts are well down on usual levels. So I imagine the usual buffet service will return asap - nothing beats tempting people with refreshments in front of their eyes. The temptation slips in to go for the most lucrative end-to-end passengers, meaning that people can't rely on the train, meaning that people make other plans rather than consider using the trains. Very few. As far as I can tell, the following aren't allocated: Old FR corridor carriages: 107 105 114 (buffet) 123 (under repairs) 124 (service carr) Heritage coaches: 15 (needs to be used gently) Flying bench, Quarryman's carriage, and an open bugbox. WHR carriages: Service carrs x2, Open carrs x2, Bodygallen (in poor condition), 2060 So enough for the WHR to return to two sets, meaning that either: the Port-Caernarfon and Port-Beddgelert services can run at the same time; or, the superbarns can return to the FR to boost capacity there. Otherwise, not much available to help the FR. If a three-train service were to be run on the WHR, availability would be tight. Therefore, any failures would result in both available double fairlies being used to double-head one of the services. FR services to Blaenau would need double heading. There are the locos to facilitate this, but it would be costly in fuel and crewing. Precisely. Things will not be good for the smaller halts in this scenario.