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.

matt
Author: matt

Owner of Rail Record

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
11 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Paul Raven-Hill
7 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

matt
matt
7 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
6 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
6 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
5 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.

Paul Raven-Hill
1 month ago

484002 moved to IOW Island Line at Sandown on 24th August (DM Car 232) and 25th August (DM Car 132). Both cars now displaying 6-digit RSL numbers 300132 and 300232, as are later units. One DM car of 484003 going over tomorrow (26th August) and the other DM car from 484003 next Tuesday, 31st August. Well, that’s the plan at the moment, as the cars can only travel on one of the ferry boats “St. Clare” which has a straight through lower car deck to take high vehicles. 484005 still at Eastleigh TRSMD at the moment. Unlikey to be going over to IOW for some time.

Jo Atkins
Jo Atkins
1 month ago

Why for some time? Has it a fault?

Paul Raven-Hill
1 month ago

484003 moved from ESL to IOW 26th August (133) and 31st August (233). 4 units now on IOW Island Line. 484005 remains at ESL.

Graeme
Graeme
1 month ago

Hi, saw a unit on the M27 heading East towards Portsmouth? Early on Tuesday 31st August 2021 The number on the side was 300133

Paul Raven-Hill
17 days ago

484003 was moved to the IOW Island Line in late August. List needs updating. 484005 still at Eastleigh TRSMD. Likely to be moved to the IOW later this month, as Island Line is due to reopen on 1st November.