The Present 2022

For details and photos of test train running before 2022 see the index here.

The current operators of the line is GB Railfreight

The  line is currently used  to test and commission Bombardier's latest Aventra series of EMUs including the class 345 EMU for Crossrail and 710 for London Overground

The next developments concern the installation of the European Train Control System ETCS (which was tried before) and rumours that a Class 180, an HST and a Class 66 will be involved

A Grand Central class 180 stands on the A606 road bridge at Edwalton on 25th April 2022 - a clip from a video

John Murray

Further work may include Stadler's  class 231 for TfW

The Pullman Inn at Widmerpool is likely to be demolished this year



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