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railway news

April 2021

09 May 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.


East Midlands Railway

360116 / 360119

These units have now received the EMR "Connect" branding on the ex AGA Blue livery and have today commenced active service with EMR - becoming the first units to operate a passenger service between Kettering and Corby

Greater Anglia

317338 / 317340 / 317883

These 3 units have transferred from Ilford EMUD to Harwich Parkeston Sidings for what is believed to be a period in warm store

London North Western Railway


This unit is now off lease and has been placed into storage at Crewe South yard

Northern Trains


This one slipped under the radar a little bit but it appears that last month this unit was formed from 150112 and the adding of 57212 from 150209 as a middle car to make this a 3 car unit. It is believed there are plans for a further 3 units to be amended in this manner

Platform 1 Charity / Northern Trains


Carriage 55801 of this unit is due to be transferred to the front of Huddersfield station to the Platform 1 charity, which tackles many of life's problems. This carriage has received a Grey and Black livery and will be used as an educational kitchen by the charity. Unfortunately the planned lift in the early hours of this morning was cancelled due to safety concerns and will hopefully be rescheduled for next weekend. It is believed the carriage has been shipped to the hauliers yard in Stoke for the time being

West Midlands Railway


Having arrived into the Railfreight Terminal at Donnington last week, this unit yesterday moved from there to Crewe Arriva Traincare to join 197001

West Midlands Railway / Chiltern Railways

172102 / 172104

Having received mods to their couplers at Ilford, these units have transferred to Tyseley to begin their new life with WMR

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