The testing, training and introduction of Class 800, 801 and 802 stock is progressing at quite a pace. On GW the Class 802s hav now entered service, a VIP run was made from Penzance to Exeter on Friday 17 August and the following day a pair of five-car sets entered passenger service on the Paddington-Bristol/Swansea route. Hopefully from Monday 20 August '802s' will comence limited service on Paddington-Exeter-Plymouth-Penzance duties. On LNER, testing and staff training of five and nine car bi-mode and electric sets is continuing each day. On 15 August 2018, LNER bi-mode set No. 800201 approaches Doncaster with test/training run 5X24, the 14.47 York to Peterborough. Colin J. Marsden
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