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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. …

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 …