Greater Anglia to stop using Class 37s from this weekend

Class 37-hauled passenger trains in East Anglia are due to finish on September 21.

Greater Anglia has hired Class 37s and air-conditioned Mk 2s from Direct Rail Services since June 2015, to cover for unavailable diesel multiple units.

The Class 37s replaced ‘47s’ that were supposed to have been used on an ad hoc basis, but had in fact been used regularly since June 2011. The ‘37s’ replaced the ‘47s’ when DRS disposed of the latter.

GA used the ‘37s’ on trains between Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft initially on weekdays, before also working on Saturdays.

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  • AndrewJG8918 - 20/09/2019 21:35

    Farewell Class 37 Mk3. You did your bit to provide a better rail service in Norfolk. As the Class 755s have started service on Norwich-Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Sheringham and Cambridge with more Class 755s to be introduced in service on other local lines in Suffolk and on the Marks Tey-Sudbury line in Essex.

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  • GWRrailwatch - 10/12/2019 14:00

    Any news on whether a fleet-wide reintroduction of Class 37s and Mk2s to replace the failing Basils is imminent?

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