railway news

April 2021

07 July 2021

Please note that the dates specified are the dates the detail was changed on this website and are not specifically when the event happened. The actual event stated in the detail section would have occurred between the date stated below and the previous site update date.

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Number
Detail

Avanti West Coast

390151

This Pendolino has now been given the name "Unknown Soldier" which was previously on 390119 prior to it's Pride rebranding

Caledonian Sleeper

73969

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Craigentinny TMD

Chiltern Railways

68012

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Wembley TMD and has returned to service

Colas Rail

70810

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Rugby (Colas) TMD

DB Cargo

325014

Has now transferred from Toton TMD to Crewe Electric TMD where it is currently undergoing exam/maintenance work

DB Cargo

60062

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

60092

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66030 / 66047 / 66070

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66092 / 66099

Both have completed their exam/maintenance work at Toton TMD and have returned to service

DB Cargo

66105 / 66115 / 66198

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66134

Currently awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

66162

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Yard

DB Cargo

66167

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Mossend Down Yard and has resumed normal service

DB Cargo

66181

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66192

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Margam T.C. and has returned to service

DB Cargo

67005

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Toton TMD and has returned to service

DB Cargo

67006

Completed it's period of maintenance work at Toton TMD and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

37419

This loco has now transferred from it's point of failure on the Settle & Carlisle line during the "Summer Syphons" railtour at the weekend and has returned to Carlisle Kingmoor TMD to be repaired

Direct Rail Services

37423

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

37716

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66108

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66301

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Motherwell (DRS) TMD

Direct Rail Services

66302

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

66303

This loco has today received the name "Rail Riders 2020" during a surprise naming ceremony at York station earlier today

Direct Rail Services

66305

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

66421 / 66424

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD and have returned to service

Direct Rail Services

66431

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

88001 / 88007

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance work at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD and have returned to service

Freightliner

59004

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Merehead TMD and has returned to service

Freightliner

66502 / 66532 / 66557 / 66565

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66511 / 66554

Both have completed their exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road and have now returned to service

Freightliner

66517

Currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66520

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT and has resumed active duties

Freightliner

66528

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Merehead TMD and has returned to service

Freightliner

66548

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall and has returned to service

Freightliner

66564

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at London Gateway and has resumed duties

Freightliner

66585

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66598

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

66619

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road and has returned to service

Freightliner

70004

Awaiting maintenance at Southampton Maritime FLT

Freightliner

70017

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road and has returned to service

Freightliner

70020

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds FLT

Freightliner

90004 / 90011

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

90048

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

GB Railfreight

60002

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Liverpool Biomass Terminal and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

60021

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Toton TMD and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

60076 / 60085

Both have now completed their exam/maintenance work at Tyne Dock and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

66718 / 66741 / 66784

All are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66740 / 66749 / 66750 / 66760 / 66789

All have now completed their exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

66753

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Tonbridge Yard and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66762

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Birch Coppice and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66769

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough (GBRf) TMD

GB Railfreight

73109

Undergoing exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot

London North Eastern Railway

91109

This is another of the fleet to return to active passenger service after a period of heavy maintenance at Neville Hill TMD and Doncaster Wabtec Works

Off Lease

43043 / 43064 / 43081 / 43082

These ex EMR power cars have now transferred from Nemesis Rail at Burton to Long Marston for ongoing storage

Rail Operations Group

37884

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Derby RTC

Rail Operations Group (Orion)

768001 - 768010

These have now been confirmed as the new TOPS class and number designations for the fleet of Class 319 units that have been, and are to be, converted to bi-mode units for parcel logistics

South Western Railway

701007

Transferred back to Eastleigh Works following maintenance work at Alstom, Widnes

Southeastern Railway

465915

Has now transferred from Slade Green Depot to Wabtec at Doncaster Works for maintenance

Tanat Valley Railway / Transport for Wales

143616

This Pacer unit has now transferred from Landore TMD to Nantmawr on the Tanat Valley Railway for it's new life in preservation having completed it's mainline service with TfW in May

Transport for Wales

197001

This unit has now returned to the Telford Railfreight Terminal at Donnington having left here in April to go to Crewe Arriva Traincare

West Midlands Railway

196006

This unit has now commenced mainline testing in preparation for entry into revenue earning service

West Midlands Railway

196009

This unit has now returned to the Telford Railfreight Terminal at Donnington having previously thought to have gone off from there to Tyseley TMD

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