ANOTHER two Class 373 Eurostar sets were despatched to the scrapyard during December.
Half-set Nos. 3019/20 made the trip from Temple Mills to EMR Kingsbury on December 3 and were followed on December 15 by Nos. 3003/4.
The exact number of sets to be scrapped has still not been confirmed, but expected to be between 17 and 22 as new higher-capacity Siemens e320 sets are replacing the 20-year-old trains. So far, 24 half sets of the e320 Eurostar have been delivered, with 10 more half sets to deliver.
Set Nos. 374013/4 are being tested in Belgium and Holland prior to the start of the London
to Amsterdam service in December 2017.
Read more News in January’s issue of The RM