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Pacer Class 142 Withdrawl & Scrapping Begins

Northern Trains Class 142 Pacer Withdrawls & Scrapping The first of the Northern class 142s have been sent to scrap. Below, you can find a list of Pacer class 142s that have been sent to be confirmed scrapped in red. Some also sent to Kingsbury but unsure if these are stored or scrapped until proved. …

Merseyrail Class 777 Deliveries

Merseyrail Class 777 Delivery Log Purchased by Merseytravel and leased to Merseyrail, the new class 777 METRO EMU units replace the existing, ageing class 507 and 508 fleet. The new trains have already begun testing outside of the UK and are expected to arrive into the UK in 2020. Whilst most will arrive through the …

Seaford Branch Signalling Upgraded

Seaford Branch Resignalling Completed The Seaford branch line on the Southern East Coastway was upgraded last week. The signalling upgrade, which was due to be completed during a 10 day closure in 2018, was pushed to November 2019. The Seaford branch upgrade between Lewes and Seaford, meant that the 3 signal boxes used along the …

Freightliner Takes Over Mendip Stone Trains

Freightliner Begins Working Mendip Stone Trains Starting tomorrow, Sunday 3rd November, DB Cargo will cease operating the Mendip stone trains with changeover to Freightliner . Following their successful contract win Freightliner will operate all trains on behalf of the Mendip rail joint venture between Aggregate Industries and Hanson. Operating out of Merehead Quarry and Whatley …

Network Rail NMT Out Of Service

Network Rail NMT Class 43 for overhaul until December 2019 Network Rail’s NMT train is now out of service until December 2019. The New Measurement Train will be having its on board computers overhauled and power car maintenance, including an extensive C4 exam at RVEL Derby. The test train workings run by the NMT test …

In Pictures: Northam Depot Open Day 2019

Northam Depot Open Day 2019 Pictures A few photographs from the Siemens Rail Week Northam Depot open day, in Southampton. Northam Depot was opened to a small number of visitors on Saturday 28th September with a variety of things to see and do. A free shuttle bus service provided easy access to the depot running …

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 class 442 4WES “Plastic Pig” trains have re-entered service with South Western Railway. Following their move from Southern / Gatwick Express, the majority of the fleet were overhauled.┬áSince their move to SWR it hasn’t been easy getting them into service with numerous faults and issues arising. The SWR …

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. …