GWR ‘150s’ move to North­ern

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Class 150 diesel mul­ti­ple units cas­caded from Great Western Rail­way have started ar­riv­ing with North­ern.

Three two-car Class 150/1s left GWR over the week­end of De­cem­ber 2/3, with 150124 run­ning from Wabtec Rail Don­caster to New­ton Heath, fol­lowed by 150102/122, which ran from St Philips Marsh de­pot (Bris­tol).

They are be­ing sent north fol­low­ing the ar­rival of Class 150/2s and ‘158s’ at Ex­eter de­pot, as part of a GWR in­ter­nal cas­cade de­signed to boost ca­pac­ity by more than 50% in the Bris­tol and Ex­eter ar­eas. Class 387 Elec­trostars de­liv­ered to the Thames Val­ley will re­lease Class 16x Thames Tur­bos for the Bris­tol area, en­abling ‘150/2s’ and ‘158s’ to move fur­ther west.

Two more Class 150s will move to North­ern in Fe­bru­ary (ex­pected to be 150130/131), once the first short-formed HST has been de­liv­ered to GWR at Long Rock.

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