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Class 37 hauled trains replace London-Great Yarmouth through trains

Direct through trains between London and Great Yarmouth will not run this summer, with Class 37-hauled ‘portions’ replacing them.

The Class 37s, hired from Direct Rail Services, will operate from May 23 until September 5.

Trains will depart Norwich at 0906, 1025, 1218 and 1418, and return at 0947, 1114, 1255 and 1455. They are all booked to be non-stop and will run via Reedham. The trains will be top and tailed, with a Class 37/4 at each end. DRS will provide a rake of through-wired Mk 2s. Weekday operations with ‘37s’ should start next month.

  • For more on this story, read RAIL 771, published on April 1.

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  • Dave Gilbert - 26/03/2015 19:30

    Great news to have a timetable published for the class 37's. Thank you.

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    • Mr & Mrs Sutton - 10/07/2015 09:17

      Heard about the 37's coming through just the other day. Great to be able to find out time. Thank you Rail.

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  • Richard Pill - 09/08/2015 07:57

    If they reinstated a curve at Reedham, they could top 'n' tail into Lowestoft first via Ipswich/East Suffolk Line and then to Great Yarmouth via the same route turning right at Reedham for Norwich. The reinstatement of a single curve to inform a triangle at reedham would allow more flexibility and capacity for these lines to be doing a whole lot more, including Felixstowe freight via Crown Point curve to the Ely lines and back 'off main lines' including night working. It needs some vision and impetus and success' of the bucket and spade trains indicates a public take-up. Another idea is a new section off the Mid Norfolk Railway for an A27 P&R and run direct through via Crown Point if Norwich is unable to take top 'n' tail due to limited baying capacity.

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  • Andrew Richardson - 15/05/2016 09:31

    hi i do not want to go from london-great yarmouth. i want to go from norwich - great yarmouth. can i catch these trains (top & tail class 37's) from norwich starting on the 23/05/16.

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    • Natalie Horton - 16/05/2016 12:41

      Hi Andrew, this news story is actually from last year, so not sure if it applies to this summer as well. The best people to contact are Network Rail - you can visit their website at www.networkrail.co.uk. Best wishes, Natalie

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      • Andrew Richardson - 23/05/2016 09:25

        many thanks Natalie

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  • Andrew Richardson - 23/05/2016 09:22

    hi i rang Abellio greater anglia this morning and they have no info re:these timings. regards ANDREW

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  • markowitz - 23/05/2017 13:03

    I live in Cheltenham - can we have some 37's over this way too please.....

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