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London Overground Class 710 Visits Dorking

London Overground Class 710 Visits Dorking The London Overground class 710 units have made it as far south as Horsham in Sussex, and Dorking in Surrey, having arrived on the night of Sunday 18th October 2020 under the cover of darkness. Class 710 Background The first London Overground class 710 units entered service in London …

Updated: Newhaven Signal Boxes to be Demolished This Month

Newhaven Signal Boxes Demolished Newhaven Harbour signal box was demolished in March 2020. Newhaven Town signal box is scheduled for demolition Saturday 20th June into Sunday 21st June 2020. Having been in service for so many years, we are devastated that these historical buildings haven’t been preserved by other parties. Newhaven Harbour Signal Box was …

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. Constructed abroad, Merseyrail class 777s have been arriving into the UK via Channel Tunnel from France, into Dollands Moor yard in Folkestone. The first unit was delivered …

Southern East Coastway Goes Red

Southern East Coastway Goes Red as Gatwick Express Class 387s are used on Coastway Services The new timetable came into effect from today (May 18th 2020) which saw Gatwick Express class 387s come into use on the Southern East Coastway. During the Gatwick Airport development works taking place, Gatwick Express services no longer start and …

Cooksbridge Station Sees Improvements

Cooksbridge Receives Station Improvements Cooksbridge Railway Station will see some improvements this May 2020, benefitting both commuters and the environment in the long run. Through May 2020, platform 1 at Cooksbridge will be extended to accommodate 8 car trains, rather than 6 car. Platform extension works run from May 2nd through to May 14th, and …

SWR Class 707s Move to Southeastern

SWR Class 707s Move to Southeastern Ordered by South West Trains in 2014, the now South Western Railway class 707s will be transferred to Southeastern as part of a leasing deal between the two train operating companies. They will be leased by Southeastern when they’re no longer required by SWR, which will most likely be …

New NHS Branding for GTR EMUs

New NHS Branding for GTR EMUs Govia Thameslink Railway are the latest train operating company to show their support for the NHS during the Coronavirus crisis. GTR, which run rail franchises Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express, have applied NHS branding to the front and rear cars of 3 of their electric multiple units. …

Network Rail 313121 Visits Brighton

313121 Visits Brighton Lovers Walk March 2020 A few photographs of Network Rail’s class 313 at Brighton this weekend, of Saturday 7th March 2020. Network Rail’s class 313 signalling train, is used for European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) testing, mostly on the Hertford loop. The unit was working the 2057 Eastleigh Works GBRf to …

Freightliner Train Derails at Eastleigh 28/01/20

Freightliner Train Derails at Eastleigh 28/01/20 The 0705 Birch Coppice Freightliner to Southampton Maritime Terminal derailed this morning at Eastleigh causing disruption to services to and from Southampton. Lead by freightliner class 70 number 70001, the train conveys a rake of empty or loaded intermodal containers or flats. This comes as the second derailment in …

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. …