- 4 Jan 2016
Travelled on many a BREL unit now and again from different parts of the UK, the most travelled on being 318s and 320s. Was on one of the refurbished 318s today and I must say it was a bit of a clanker - sounds really worn out when accelerating and a problem with the waste pipe meant the toilet was locked out of use along with one of the passengers doors (different reason?). The same situation has also arised a good couple of times on Northern 150s which also seem worn out and life expired. There are around 50 BREL EMUs in Scotland just now, all of which going through refurbishment. How long were the BREL units (EMUs in particular) meant to last - it's been 30 odd years since the first one was built?