First Class 315 goes for scrap


OFF-LEASE set No. 315850 has been sent for scrap after a number of Class 345 ‘Aventra’ EMUs were accepted by TfL Rail for use between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

The Eversholt Rail-owned set had been in store at Wolverton Works, but on October 20 it was hauled to Booth’s scrapyard, Rotherham by Rail Operations Group Class 37 No. 37800 Cassiopeia.

A further seven units – Nos. 315832, 315835, 315840, 315855, 315859/860/861 – are also off lease and expected to be dispatched for disposal over the next few months.

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TfL Rail has 36 other Class 315s to be withdrawn, while London Overground has 17 units used on West Anglia services, which will be replaced by Class 710 ‘Aventra’ units.

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