The High Speed Train repainted for the LNER farewell tour on December 18-21 will not join other sets in being leased to East Midlands Railway.
A source confirmed that once the set had been used for its final services, it would instead be sent to Potters Group, Ely, for warm storage pending a decision on its future.
The power cars (43206 and 43312) have been repainted at Craigentinny depot, while seven Mk 3s have been repainted at Wabtec Rail, Doncaster (from set EC56).
Nine sets are due to move from LNER to EMR, to replace the latter’s own HST fleet. Six of the sets transferring belong to Angel Trains, while the other three moving are Porterbrook HSTs.
- For the FULL story, read RAIL 895, published January 2, and available digitally on Android, iPad and Kindle from December 28.
For an in-depth feature on the four-day tour, read RAIL 896, published January 15, and available digitally on Android, iPad and Kindle from January 11