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SWR Island Line Class 483 To Be Replaced

SWR Island Line Class 483s to be replaced next year The Island Line Class 483 EMUs will be replaced from 2020, SWR confirmed today. This comes following the recent news, that service will be reduced to 1 train in service on the island line , until further notice, due to milage checks on the existing …

SWR Class 442s Enter Passenger Service

SWR Class 442s Enter Passenger Service The first of 18 class 442 Electric Multiple Units is expected to enter service this Monday 10th June 2019. The first unit should come from Bournemouth TRSMD on 5B88, then work 1B88 (or 9B88) from 0628 Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo, most likely VSTP. Update September 2019 : …

Pacer Class 142 Withdrawl Begins

Northern Trains Class 142 Pacer Withdrawls The first Northern Trains class 142 was withdrawn from passenger service this week, with Northern pledging to remove them all from service before 2020. The class 142, family name ‘Pacer’, is a type of rail bus, which were built between 1985 and 1987. Pacer unit 142005 was the first …

Thousands Stranded Due to Power Outage

A power supply problem has caused problems across the East Midlands rail network this evening. A number of trains between Bedford and St Pancras, Peterborough and London, have come to a stand with hundreds stranded between stations. Evacuations have taken place. The power surge was caused by two faulty power generators at the national grid. …

Southeastern Class 395s to North Pole IEP Depot

Southeastern Class 395s to North Pole IEP Depot GB Railfreight’s class 47 locomotive 47749 arrived at Tonbridge West Yard on 31st July 2019, having worked 0Z47 from Leicester LIP. GBRf’s 47749 will be based at Tonbridge yard for the next 2 months. As Ashford’s Hitachi wheel lathe undergoes repair work, thereby out of service, the …

LNER Class 91s & MK4 Withdrawl Begins

LNER Class 91s & MK4 Withdrawl Begins LNER withdrawal of the class 91 and their MK4 coaching stock had commenced. We’ll be regularly updating this page with new information as and when they’re moved into storage or scrapped, or transferred to their new operators. The MK4 and DVTs LNER withdrawl are being moved to Worksop …

Seaford Branch Resignalling Nears Completion

Seaford Branch Resignalling Nears Completion Network Rail have announced dates for further work on the Seaford branch in a bid to complete the Seaford Branch resignalling work. This announcement follows a number of recent branch line closures, including the 10 day Seaford Branch closure last year. Work to complete the signalling work was pencilled in …

Updated: 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 now being sent to various locations for scrapping. GN 313 Scrappage Log Date is shown first (oldest top, latest bottom), then in bold the unit being disposed, the location of Scrappage, and then in brackets; the …

Gatwick Airport to Receive Station Redevelopment

Gatwick Airport Railway Station set to receive £150m upgrade in 2020 It was recently announced that Gatwick Airport Railway Station will receive a £150 million upgrade next year, to help improve experience for the 20 million people that visit Gatwick Airport each year by train. Gatwick Airport sees trains depart for London every 3-5 minutes …