Maidenhead electric services begin

ELECTRIC services between Maidenhead and London Paddington commenced on May 22 using a pair of Class 387/1 EMUs.

GWR Class 387/1 unit Nos. 387132 is seen leading 387133 out of Maidenhead while working the 2P32 the 09.10 to London Paddington on May 22. JAMES BUSHNELL

As well as replacing DMUs on commuter services, the Class 387s will provide more peak capacity between Maidenhead and London Paddington, offering a better spread of seats where they are most needed.

A further six four-car units will enter traffic in July, and allowing the Marlow to Maidenhead branch to now become a self-contained shuttle.

Existing DMUs will be cascaded to the Bristol area, initially for use on the Severn Beach branch.

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