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TransPennine Express Class 802 Deliveries

Class 802 Deliveries to Eastleigh Following the recent completion of deliveries of GWR Class 800 and GWR Class 802 trains, the latest 6X80 paths from Dollands Moor have been the new Transpennine Express Class 802 units. Units 802201 through to 802219 for TPE, will operate primarily on the North TransPennine Line between Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, …

TIMINGS: GWR Announce Class 43 HST Farewell Railtour

GWR Announce Class 43 HST Farewell Railtour Great Western Railway have announced a farewell charity railtour for their much loved Class 43 HST high speed trains. This follows the recent news of their recent upcoming termination for their service on the Great Western Mainline. GWR class 43s are expected to continue working on local services …

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 …