Au­tumn cas­cade in the pipe­line for DMUs

Rail (UK) - - Fleet News -

A small cas­cade of Porter brook owned diesel mul­ti­ple units (DMUs) in­volv­ing Great Western Rail­way (GWR), Lon­don Mid­land (LM) and North­ern is planned for later this year.

Five GWR Class 153s are sched­uled to move to LM in the au­tumn to re­place three Class 150/1s, which in turn will move to North­ern. The sin­gle-car ‘153s’ are 153325/329/333/361/369, and are the only five leased from Porter­brook by GWR. They will re­place 150105/107/109, which are the only mem­bers of the class leased by LM.

The GWR Class 153s can be re­leased by the in­tro­duc­tion of Thames Turbo DMUs in the Bris­tol area. This will trig­ger an in­ter­nal cas­cade, with Class 150/2s head­ing to Devon and Corn­wall, where the ‘153s’ are used.

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