Island Line Class 484 Deliveries

Class 484 Deliveries

The ageing class 483s are to be replaced this year, when service recommences on 1st April 2021. Since January 2021, the line has been shut whilst upgrade work takes place to prepare the line for the new class 484 units.

Below, SouthernRailwaysFan shares some photos of the new Class 484 units.

There are 5 units destined for the Island Line, and these are all converted from the driving motor cars of D stock trains, previously used on the London Underground. Below you can find when each unit was delivered to the Isle of Wight railway, and each of the vehicles which make up the 2 car trains.

Class 484 units have been arriving at Eastleigh by road where they moved into the depot. Overnight testing has been taking place between Eastleigh and Fareham, for driver training and testing. Upon completion of any testing and commissioning required, the units will be moved to Sandown (using ferry and road) where they are loaded onto the rails and moved to the depot at Ryde.

Skipsey Trains captures the arrival of the first 484 onto the Island Line metals:

We look forward to travelling on these new trains once COVID 19 is out of the way.

Author: matt

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Paul Raven-Hill
5 months ago

Hi Matt,

IOW County Press has reported today the delivery of 484002 to IOW in the past week, with a few photos of it in transit on M42, but no-one seems to have seen it on the IOW yet! Probably hidden inside Ryde Depot!

Paul Raven-Hill

5 months ago

It was being tested at Eastleigh earlier this week around 23rd, so may have snuck over there on a boat from Southampton.

Paul Raven-Hill
4 months ago

484004 has now been delivered to Eastleigh TRSMD. There is a video of it on YouTube of it being “dragged” T&T by 20007 & 20142 from Eastleigh East Yard via the back road to the depot for testing and driver training. 484005 still O/S.

Paul Raven-Hill
3 months ago

Class 484 units 002, 003, 004, & 005 are now all at Eastleigh TRSMD for testing, commissioning, and driver training (between Eastleigh and Fareham). At least two units (484002 & 484003) have been filmed running in multiple on test.

Paul Raven-Hill
2 months ago

484004 moved by road from Eastleigh to IOW Island Line at Sandown via Portsmouth Fishbourne Ferry on Tuesday 18th May. 001 & 004 now on Island Line. 484002/3/5 still at Eastleigh.