- 377/6 Debut on East Coastway
- Southern Make First Class Clearer
- 377/3 Livery Anomalies
- Dorking Down Siding In Use
- Multiple 377s in Jubilee Sidings
- Class 377/7 In Service
- Cab Front Anomalies
- Class 377/6 to the Seaside
- 377/6s in use south of Purley
- 73202 Now in Southern Livery
- New Class 377/6
- Southern Farewell to Class 456
- First 377/6 Delivery
- Class 442 Fire at Victoria
- Southern 455 at Waterloo
- South London Line Finale
- Additional 377/6 Order
- Retained Class 460 Units
- 377/3 10 Years & Counting!
- 377/2 East Coastway
- 460 Coupler Changes
- Come-On-Down Coulsdon Town!
- So-Long Smitham!
- 313s Reach Southampton
- Arundel Terminations
- 377/2 Loans to FCC
- Variety at London Bridge
- LM Desiros in Service
- LM Desiros Start Work
- LM Desiro Driver Training
- LM Desiro for Loan to Southern
- Electrostar on the Midland
- WCML Route Learning
- Franchise news
- 455 Reliability Modifications
- Electrostar Livery Variation
- 456 Overhauls & Refreshing
- Southern Launch Brighton - Ashford Service
Franchise News 2008
Gatwick Express Franchise to be integrated into Southern from May 2008 - remaining Southern Class 319 units to go to First Capital Connect
|Off the normal tracks! 460008 at Wimbledon West Junction on its way from East Wimbledon Traincare depot, where presumably it had its wheels turned,
onto the line to Sutton on its way back to Stewarts Lane on 17th April 2007 . photograph by Colin Duff
As was one option of the Brighton Main Line RUS the current franchise is, from May 2008, to be integrated into
but will continue to be a separately branded premium service and retain facilities for airline passengers.
From December 2008 there will be a revised service with peak workings running to and from Brighton using 10 car trains. It is expected
that at the very least these 10 car workings will use class 442 units recently withdrawn from . Though details
of the type of units actually working Gatwick Express services in the future - how they will remain separately branded yet be diagrammed
both efficiently and have no adverse impact on the tight nature of the Brighton line timetable, or the remainder of the
operation, has yet to emerge (if indeed yet decided).
As part of a wider fleet cascade Southern will release its remaining class 319 "Thameslink" units to to increase capacity. will be leasing an additional twelve new-build class 377 units to make up for the loss of the class 319s.
More information is available from the Department for Transport website - please click here.