Class 230 enters service

After 3-4 months of trials on the Bedford - Bletchley branch Vivarail's class 230's entered service on Tuesday 23rd April. These former District line D stock tube trains apparently sound like a 319 EMU and have plenty power to climb Lidlington bank.

So far the 230's are working the former 150 diagram namely

0516 Bletchley - Bedford

0610 Bedford - Bletchley

0731 Bletchley - Bedford

0829 Bedford - Bletchley

1001 Bletchley - Bedford

1055 Bedford - Bletchley

1201 Bletchley - Bedford

1255 Bedford - Bletchley

1401 Bletchley - Bedford

1455 Bedford - Bletchley

1551 Bletchley - Bedford

1640 Bedford - Bletchley

1736 Bletchley - Bedford

1826 Bedford - Bletchley

2001 Bletchley - Bedford

2100 Bedford - Bletchley

So we can add class 230 to at least the following DMU types that have worked the branch 103, 105, 108, 110, 115, 117, 121, 122, 150 and still operating 153.

Phots thanks to Craig Ross

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Views of 230004 at Bletchley and Ridgmont on the 1736 Bletchley - Bedford on April 24th 2019

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