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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 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 …

Great Northern Class 717 Delivery Dates

GN Class 717 Delivery Dates All 25 Great Northern Class 717 EMUs have now been delivered, with the final delivery having been made on 31st January 2019. Deliveries were made following arrival into Dollands Moor, running 6X71 to Ferme Park Reception Sidings. This completes the TL/GN class 717 deliveries, following the recent Thameslink Class 700 …

LNER Class 91119 Repainted Into Intercity Swallow Livery

LNER Class 91119 Repainted Into Intercity Swallow Livery London North Eastern Railway have reliveried one of their Class 91 electric locomotives into the historic Intercity Swallow Livery. Locomotive 91119 received the special historical livery this year to commemorate 30 years in passenger service. The Class 91 trains entered passenger service on 3rd March 1989. 2019 …