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SWR Class 701 Deliveries

SWR Class 701 Aventra Delivery Notes The first South Western Railway class 701 train was delivered to Eastleigh Works on 10th June, 2020. The new “Aventra” family of electric multiple units are being built by Bombardier at Derby Litchurch Lane and will be maintained at their home depots of Wimbledon and Feltham depots (Feltham still …

SWR Class 707s Move to Southeastern

SWR Class 707s Move to Southeastern Ordered by South West Trains in 2014, the now South Western Railway class 707s will be transferred to Southeastern as part of a leasing deal between the two train operating companies. They will be leased by Southeastern when they’re no longer required by SWR, which will most likely be …

Island Line Class 483 Units Turn 80

South Western Railway’s Island Line Class 483 electric multiple units then 80 years old this year, making them the oldest passenger trains still in regular mainline operation in Britain. Built in 1938 by Metro Cammell and overhauled at Eastleigh Works in 1989 – 1992, the trains initially worked for 50 years on the London Ungerdround …