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TIMINGS: GWR Announce Class 43 HST Farewell Railtour

GWR Announce Class 43 HST Farewell Railtour Great Western Railway have announced a farewell charity railtour for their much loved Class 43 HST high speed trains. This follows the recent news of their recent upcoming termination for their service on the Great Western Mainline. GWR class 43s are expected to continue working on local services …

First Vivarail Class 230 Enters Passenger Service

First Vivarail Class 230 Enters Passenger Service The first of the Vivarail Class 230 fleet has entered service today, Tuesday 23rd April 2019 Vivarail class 230 unit number 230004 entered service 23/04/19 on the Bedford to Bletchley Marston Vale line – the first day in passenger service for the new train class. 230004 entered service …

First Great Northern Class 313s for Scrap

First Great Northern Class 313s for Scrap The first of the Great Northern class 313 electric multiple units are to be sent away for scrapping this week. Two paths have entered TRUST for the Railway Operations Group operated moves to Newport Docks, and Masborough Booths, Rotherham. Today (Sunday 7th April 2019), Rail Operations Group ex …

First GN Class 717 Enters Passenger Service

First Great Northern Class 717 Enters Service Today The first Great Northern class 717 will enter full-day passenger service today. The new 6 carriage train will work services to and from Moorgate, GN advised on Twitter this morning. The new Siemens Class 717 trains are set to replace the ageing Great Northern class 313 trains. …

Southern East Coastway Closures This Weekend

Lewes and Seaford Railway Lines Shut This Weekend The railway line between Lewes and Keymer Junction (Wivelsfield) to Polegate and Seaford, is shut this Thursday 7th March through to Sunday 10th March. The line is shut because of recent signalling renewal in the Lewes area. New signals have been mounted alongside the line which will …