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Class 37s to stay in Wales into 2020?

Transport for Wales is looking to extend its use of Class 37-hauled trains into 2020.

TfW Commercial and Customer Experience Director Colin Lea told RAIL that the locomotive-hauled trains on the Rhymney Line “are doing very well” at the moment, and are proving to be popular with passengers.

“They are filling a gap and providing critical capacity on the peak flows. We’re looking at dispensation for them to continue a little longer,” he said.

“We were expecting the ‘769s’ to be here by now. But they’re not and we needed a short-term capacity uplift on the Rhymney Line, which is very busy."

  • For the FULL story, read RAIL 885, published on August 14, and available digitally on Android, iPad and Kindle from August 10.


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