Saturday, 15 April 2017

End of The Line for Chiltern Railway's Class 121 'Bubble Car' DEMU's

Class 121 DEMU Trains

Photo of a collection of older generation Chiltern Railways bubble car diesel multiple units on sidings at Aylesbury depot
Photo: Charles Moorhen

Over 50 Years Of Railway Service To Comes To An End

Chiltern Railways are to withdraw its two Class 121 DEMU 'Bubble Cars' on the 19th May 2017, due to their old age and the increasing cost of ongoing maintenance.

Currently in use by Chiltern Railways on the route between Aylesbury and Princes Risborough, the diesel trains were introduced in 1960.

Black and white photo of Class 121 020 Chiltern Railways bubble car DMU on the sidings at Aylesbury depot soon to be taken out of service

Chiltern Railways Engineering Director, Matthew Prior, said: "We will be sad to see these trains go as they are part of railway history and some customers even made special journeys to travel on them".

CR say a small farewell will be held on their last day in traffic.

After the 19th May the service between Aylesbury and Princes Risborough will be operated by Chiltern Railways Class 165 diesel multiple units.

A night photo of a Chiltern Railways Class 159 DMU at Leamington Spa station.  This class of dmu will take over from the Class 121 bubble cars
Chiltern Railways Class 165 Diesel Multiple Unit

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