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First Refurbished Electrostar in Service

375301 leading 375617 and 375708 through Tonbridge with a down ECS working on 22nd May 2015

photograph by Colin Price

Southeastern's first refurbished Class 375 entered service on Friday 22nd May. It initially worked a short diagram with 375617 and 375708:
5W94 06+33 Ramsgate Depot - Minster
2W18 06:46 Minster - London Charing Cross
5R20 08+54 London Charing Cross - Ashford Down Sidings
and is pictured above with the latter ECS working through Tonbridge.

375301 later worked back to Ramsgate ECS with 375307 and then some Ramsgate - London services in the evening. Unfortunately it failed at Tonbridge the following afternoon whilst working Strood-Tonbridge shuttles.

The most noticeable interior difference is that the grab rails and body sides below the windows are now sky blue.

(below) The unit in Grosvenor Road shed on 15th June 2015.

photograph by Kevin Blakeman