SWR Class 442s Enter Passenger Service

SWR Class 442s Enter Passenger Service

South Western Railway Class 442
SWR Class 442 at St Denys, the units are now in 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. Since their move to SWR it hasn’t been easy getting them into service with numerous faults and issues arising.

The SWR Class 442s did enter service back in June 2019, but issues caused problems with signalling systems leading to withdrawl soon after.

As of Monday 6th January, they seem to be back in service again, still running under class-9 headcode – a service which requires extra attention due to routing restrictions or other.

Date of first service, unit numbers and the service they worked.

  • 10/06/19 – 442410 + 442420 (9B88)
  • 24/06/19 – 442403 + 442408 (9B88)
  • 06/01/20 – 442413 + 442417 (9G18)
  • 06/01/20 – 442406 + 442414 (9B92)

 

The Class 442s that remain stored are:

  • 442401
  • 442405
  • 442407
  • 442412
  • 442421
  • 442424

Therefore the following units will be in operation with SWR: 2402, 2403, 2404, 2406, 2408, 2409, 2410, 2411, 2413, 2414, 2415, 2416, 2417, 2418, 2419, 2420, 2422, 2423

South West Trains originally used class 442s on their Wessex rail network, but these later transferred over to Gatwick Express for use on the London Victoria to Gatwick / Brighton services. In addition, Southern ran a class 442 between London Bridge and Eastbourne during peak times, ECS to Lovers Walk for the remainder of the day. 2017 saw the complete withdrawl of class 442s on the Brighton Mainline, with a farewell railtour operated by Branch Line Society. This farewell tour ran from Victoria to Beckenham Junction, Streatham Hill sidings, Brighton via Three Bridges Thameslink Depot (down) then return to London Bridge via Three Bridges Depot (up). The tour ran in 10 car formation, 5 car between Brighton and Lovers Walk and Hove / Preston Park sidings with 73202.

SWR Class 442 Diagrams

442s are currently running under class 9 headcode, so 1B90 would be 9B90 etc. Units could get swapped for 450/444 if problems occur.

Diagrams correct as of Monday 6th January 2020.

Monday to Friday

Diagram 1

5B89 0521 Bournemouth T&RS.M.D - Poole
1B90 0545 Poole - London Waterloo
1P17 0800 London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour
1P32 1015 Portsmouth Harbour - London Waterloo
1P35 1230 London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour
1P50 1445 Portsmouth Harbour - London Waterloo
1G53 1715 London Waterloo - Portsmouth & Southsea via Cobham & Stoke D'Abernon
5G53 1954 Portsmouth & Southsea – Fratton C.S.D

Diagram 2

5P20 0647 Portsmouth & S,sea D.C.S – Portsmouth Harbour
1P20 0714 Portsmouth Harbour - London Waterloo
1P23 0930 London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour
1P38 1145 Portsmouth Harbour - London Waterloo
1P41 1400 London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour
1P56 1615 Portsmouth Harbour - London Waterloo
1B95 1848 London Waterloo - Poole
5B96 2117 Poole - Bournemouth T&RS.M.D

Diagram 3

5B92 0541 Bournemouth T&RS.M.D - Southampton Airport Parkway
1B92 0651 Southampton Airport Parkway - London Waterloo
1P19 0830 London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour
1P34 1045 Portsmouth Harbour - London Waterloo
1P37 1300 London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour
1P52 1515 Portsmouth Harbour - London Waterloo
1P55 1730 London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour
5P05 1926 Portsmouth Harbour – Fratton C.S.D

Diagram 4

5G58 0612 Portsmouth & S,sea D.C.S – Portsmouth Harbour
1G18 0643 Portsmouth Harbour - London Waterloo via Cobham & Stoke D'Abernon
5Y16 08+48 London Waterloo - Clapham Yard Sidings
5P53 15+52 Clapham Yard Sidings - London Waterloo
1P53 1700 London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour
1P66 1915 Portsmouth Harbour - London Waterloo
1B69 2105 London Waterloo - Poole
5B70 2340 Poole - Bournemouth T&RS.M.D

Saturday

Diagram 1

5B15 0517 Bournemouth T&RS.M.D - Poole
1B16 0526 Poole - London Waterloo
1P19 0830 London Waterloo – Portsmouth Harbour
1P34 1045 Portsmouth Harbour – London Waterloo
1P37 1300 London Waterloo – Portsmouth Harbour
1P52 1515 Portsmouth Harbour – London Waterloo
1P55 1730 London Waterloo – Portsmouth Harbour
1P70 1945 Portsmouth Harbour – London Waterloo
1P73 2200 London Waterloo – Portsmouth Harbour
5P73 2345 Portsmouth Harbour – Fratton C.S.D

Diagram 2

5P26 0813 Portsmouth & S,sea D.C.S – Portsmouth Harbour
1P26 0845 Portsmouth Harbour – London Waterloo
1P29 1100 London Waterloo – Portsmouth Harbour
1P44 1315 Portsmouth Harbour – London Waterloo
1P47 1530 London Waterloo – Portsmouth Harbour
1P62 1745 Portsmouth Harbour – London Waterloo
1B95 2005 London Waterloo – Poole
5B66 2235 Poole - Bournemouth T&RS.M.D

Diagram 3

5P28 0840 Portsmouth & S,sea D.C.S – Portsmouth Harbour
1P28 0915 Portsmouth Harbour – London Waterloo
1P31 1130 London Waterloo – Portsmouth Harbour
1P46 1345 Portsmouth Harbour – London Waterloo
1P49 1600 London Waterloo – Portsmouth Harbour
1P64 1815 Portsmouth Harbour – London Waterloo
1P67 2030 London Waterloo – Portsmouth Harbour
5P67 2246 Portsmouth Harbour - Portsmouth & S,sea D.C.S

Sunday

Diagram 1

5B89 1550 Bournemouth T&RS.M.D - Poole
1B90 1618 Poole – London Waterloo
1G93 1855 London Waterloo – Portsmouth & Southsea via Cobham & Stoke D’Abernon
5G93 2039 Portsmouth & Southsea – Fratton C.S.D

Diagram 2

5G92 1556 Portsmouth & S,sea D.C.S – Portsmouth and Southsea
1G92 1626 Portsmouth & Southsea – London Waterloo via Cobham & Stoke D’Abernon
5Y38 18+18 London Waterloo – Clapham Yard Sidings
5B73 21+59 Clapham Yard Sidings – London Waterloo
1B73 2235 London Waterloo – Poole
5B74 0101 Poole - Bournemouth T&RS.M.D

Diagram 3

5B93 1750 Bournemouth T&RS.M.D - Poole
1B94 1818 Poole – London Waterloo
1G97 2055 London Waterloo – Portsmouth & Southsea via Cobham & Stoke D’Abernon
5G97 2239 Portsmouth & Southsea – Fratton C.S.D

Diagram 4

5G96 1756 Portsmouth & S,sea D.C.S – Portsmouth and Southsea
1G96 1826 Portsmouth & Southsea – London Waterloo via Cobham & Stoke D’Abernon
1B67 2105 London Waterloo - Poole
5B67 2336 Poole – Poole S. S.

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