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Author Topic: Locomotive haulage in The Valleys from May (2019)  (Read 213 times)
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« on: April 15, 2019, 08:49:41 am »

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A shortage of rolling stock has forced Transport for Wales to use locomotive-hauled trains on the Valley Lines from May.

Class 37s and Mk 2s will be used on two peak-time duties on the Rhymney route, with each train having 220 seats - the equivalent of a pair of Class 150s currently used on the route.

This will free Class 150s and 158s to undergo internal refurbishment, enabling them to meet January 1 2020 accessibility deadlines. TfW plans to rid itself of its Pacer fleet as quickly as possible through a number of cascades.
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 09:32:48 pm »

There are also rumours of TfW hiring in two HST sets to cover for maintenance needs in the Class 175 fleet used between South and North Wales.
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