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railway news

May 2021

05 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.


Cross Country

170622 (ex 170522)

This is the latest of the XC 170 fleet to return from Bristol Barton Hill having gained an extra carriage. This ex 2 car unit is now a 3 car unit with centre carriage 56634 (ex 170634) now added

East Midlands Railway


This is the latest of the new to EMR fleet of Class 360's to commence mainline testing/training runs

Greater Anglia


This newly built unit has now commenced revenue earning service with Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia


This unit is now complete and has commenced mainline testing/training runs

Island Line (SWR)


As the Class 483's start to leave the Isle of Wight, this unit is the 3rd of the new units to be completed and is now out on test out of Eastleigh Works

Network Rail


This ex LNER & EMR HST power car has now completed it's transformation to Network Rail test train HST and is now branded with NR decals

South Western Railway


This new unit has now commenced mainline testing

Southeastern Railway / South Western Railway

707007 / 707008

Both of these units have now completed their transfer from SWR to SE. Grove Park appears to be their first destination where they will sit pending testing/training runs

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