Monday, 15 July 2019

Modern railways commends the class 139

July's issue of Modern Railways includes a review of the the achievement of the class 139 ten years after first entering service. The exceptional reliability (already one of the UK’s most reliable public transport operations, the service recorded 100% reliability in three consecutive reporting periods between March-May 2019 - 16,286 journeys, all on time, with no cancellation of service) has been rewarded with huge increases in patronage on the route.
Following Ian Walmsley’s paean to the class 139 cars at Stourbridge it is worth noting that our own railcar is the third vehicle in this class and is nearly ready for passenger service.  We are looking forward to proving trials at a suitable location in the immediate future.
For more on the tenth anniversary, see