railway news

April 2021

20 April 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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Detail

Chiltern Railways

68014

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Wembley TMD

Colas Rail

56049 / 56090

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

Colas Rail

70807

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Rugby (Colas) TMD and has returned to service

DB Cargo

60001 / 60024

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

DB Cargo

60011

Awaiting maintenance at Margam T.C.

DB Cargo

60062

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66006

Awaiting maintenance at Arpley Sidings

DB Cargo

66009

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Southampton Docks and has returned to service

DB Cargo

66041

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

DB Cargo

66044 / 66080

Both of these loco's have now transferred from Toton TMD to Crewe Electric TMD where they are undergoing exam/maintenance work

DB Cargo

66065

Has now transferred from Doncaster to Toton TMD where it currently awaits maintenance

DB Cargo

66084

Having been under maintenance at Peak Forest, this loco has now transferred from there to Toton TMD where it is currently awaiting further maintenance work

DB Cargo

66116 / 66143 / 66186

All are currently awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

DB Cargo

66127 / 66183

Both are undergoing exam/maintenance at Mossend

DB Cargo

66128

Completed it's maintenance work at Crewe Electric TMD and has returned to service

DB Cargo

66136

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

DB Cargo

66169

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

DB Cargo

90026

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Electric TMD

DB Cargo

92042

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Dollands Moor and has returned to service

DB Cargo (Europe)

66211

After a 3 month stay in the UK, this loco has now returned home to mainland Europe

Devon & Cornwall Railfreight

60055

Awaiting maintenance at Toton TMD

Direct Rail Services

37425

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

57002 / 57304

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance work at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Direct Rail Services

66108

This loco has transferred to the paint facility at Toton TMD where it will undergo it's transformation into DRS colours

Direct Rail Services

66429

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Carlisle Kingmoor TMD

Direct Rail Services

68002

Showing as having suffered a failure at York Parcels Sidings and will now be in need of some attention

Direct Rail Services

68003

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge and has returned to service

Direct Rail Services

88001 / 88006

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

Freightliner

59102

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

Freightliner

59201

Currently awaiting maintenance at Merehead TMD

Freightliner

66502

Completed it's maintenance work at Southampton Maritime FLT and has returned to service

Freightliner

66513 / 66589

Both are currently awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66520

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

Freightliner

66540 / 66596

Both are currently undergoing exam/maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

66546

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Crewe Basford Hall

Freightliner

66547

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Toton

Freightliner

66557 / 66566

Both have completed their exam/maintenance work at Southampton Maritime FLT and have returned to service

Freightliner

66559

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

Freightliner

66564

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Ipswich L.I.P and has returned to service

Freightliner

66591

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at Whatley Quarry and has returned to service

Freightliner

66618

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Earles Sidings

Freightliner

66953

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Whatley Quarry

Freightliner

66956

Has now transferred from Leeds FLT to Leeds Midland Road where it is undergoing exam/maintenance work

Freightliner

70003

Completed it's bout of maintenance work at Leeds Midland Road and has returned to service

Freightliner

70015

Currently at Leeds Midland Road where it is in need of attention having suffered a failure

Freightliner

70016 / 70020

Both are awaiting maintenance at Leeds Midland Road

Freightliner

90008 / 90013

Both have completed their exam/maintenance work at Crewe Basford Hall and have returned to service

Freightliner

90010 / 90046

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

GB Railfreight

66707

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Penyffordd Cement Sidings

GB Railfreight

66708 / F231 (66775)

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

GB Railfreight

66711 / 66791

Both have completed their exam/maintenance work at Peterborough GBRf Depot and have returned to service

GB Railfreight

66753

Undergoing exam/maintenance work at Tuebrook Sidings

GB Railfreight

66756

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Doncaster Roberts Road

GB Railfreight

66764

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Peterborough GBRf Depot

GB Railfreight

66766

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Bardon Hill Quarry

GB Railfreight

66780

Has now recovered from it's recent failure in the Trafford Park area and has returned to service

GB Railfreight

66782

Completed it's exam/maintenance work at the Hams Hall container terminal and has returned to duties

GB Railfreight

73128

Undergoing exam/maintenance at St. Leonard's Depot

GB Railfreight

92006

Undergoing exam/maintenance at Wembley TMD

Greater Anglia

720568

Another complete Class 720 for GA and this one has transferred from Derby Litchurch Lane to Wolverton Works for store pending testing

Rail Adventure / Hanson & Hall

43296 / 43308 / 43423 / 43465 / 43467 / 43468 / 43480 / 43484

All of these HST power cars have now been confirmed as being a part of the Rail Adventure / Hanson & Hall partnership, with this being Rail Adventure's first venture into the UK rail market. All of the buffer HSTs are earmarked for use with 43296 and 43308 having been purchased for a source of spare parts

Rail Adventure / Hanson & Hall

43480 / 43484

Both of these power cars have been outshopped in the 2 Tone Grey livery with Green Rail Adventure branding

Rail Operations Group

37601

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Leicester L.I.P and has returned to service

Rail Operations Group

57312

Completed it's exam/maintenance at Derby RTC and has returned to service

South Western Railway

701504

This new unit is now complete at Derby Litchurch Lane

TransPennine Express

68026

Awaiting maintenance at Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD

Transport for Wales

158818

Has now completed it's maintenance work at Doncaster Wabtec and has returned home to the TfW area

West Midlands Railway

196005

This is the first of the 2 car variants of the Class 196 to begin mainline testing

West Midlands Railway

730003

This is the 2nd of the new Class 730 for the WMR fleet to be completed. It has now transferred to Old Dalby test track where it will likely undergo testing before entering mainline testing

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