Saturday, 21 March 2015

What On Earth??

This morning's timetable updates include a number of peculiar Pendolino workings in the early hours of 31 March and 1 April, shuttling backwards and forwards between Newton or Warrington Bank Quay and Edge Hill.

You can see them on Realtime Trains.

Is this a load test for the new wiring?  Or an April Fool joke by the schedulers?

The trains are shown as Class 1, not ECS, so can I get a ticket?


  1. Test workings of Pendolini for guaging so the route can be used for diversions or empty stock?

    1. We've got Pendolino diversions on spring bank holiday weekend, which might relate.

    2. Could perhaps of made use of diversionary route yesterday had it been available following fataility at Mossely Hill:-