Published at 14:59 on Wednesday 26th July 2023
Tags: Rail Operations Group, Stadler, Class 93, 93001, testing.

Class 93 No. 93001 is pictured in the yard at Worksop, shortly after making its first moves, under its own power, in the UK. Richard Tuplin

The first Class 93 to arrive in the UK, No. 93001, moved under its own power at HNRC Worksop on 26th July.

The locomotive arrived through Portbury Docks on 30th June, and was moved by road to Worksop, as the necessary certification is not yet in place for rail movements. With Stadler personnel present, the locomotive was started for the first time on 26th July, and moved a short distance up and down the yard, before being returned to the depot building. It is expected to stay at Worksop until mid-August when the locomotive will move by road to the UKRL facility at Loughborough for static testing, before commencing main line tests.

For the full details on the Class 93, the delivery of the remaining members of the first batch, full details on the main line testing and information on future operations, as well as the opportunity to watch and hear the first movements on UK soil, check out Issue 826 of Railway Herald, and our in-depth interview with Head of Engineering at ROG, Richard Martin.

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