Class 153 updates.

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Following today's announcement that West Midlands Railway have withdrawn their fleet of 153s, I thought it might be an idea to have an updates thread for the class.

East Midlands Railway: 153308, 311, 319, 355, 357, 376, 379, 381, 383-385.
Northern: 153301, 304, 307, 315-317, 324, 328, 330-332, 351-352, 358-360, 363, 378.
ScotRail: 153305, 370, 373, 377, 380.
Transport for Wales: 153303, 306, 309-310, 312-314, 320-323, 325-327, 329, 333, 335, 353, 361-362, 367, 369, 372, 382.
Off lease: 153302, 318, 334, 354, 356, 364-366, 368, 371, 374-375.

PRM compliant railcars are 153303, 312, 320, 323, 325, 327, 329, 333, 353, 361-362, 367, 369.

Any updates/corrections are welcome.
 
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Are they all there, as I thought some of the 153s were being stored at Barrow Hill as well?
All the 153's that were at Barrow Hill have since moved. It was only temporary while the reduced timetable was operating.
 

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Six ex west Midlands trains 153 are still stored at Barton depot ie the Central Rivers one in Burton on Trent.
 
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Heard a rumour recently that the Northern 153s will now be running until Dec 2021, attached to a compliant unit.
 

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The DFT has given dispensation for the non-prm 153s listed below to continue in service until 31.5.21and the will be renumbered in the 153/0 series 16F6E9CE-84FA-4914-8C7E-1AAEAF0A1D45.jpeg
 

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The DFT has given dispensation for the non-prm 153s listed below to continue in service until 31.5.21and the will be renumbered in the 153/0 series View attachment 87837

153318 and 153368 are also listed among the Angel list. These are with 153372 and 153382 which have already arrived about a month or more ago. The link is shown in the 143 withdrawal thread
 

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Also from DFT list of Northerns trains 153s allowed to continue till 31st May 2021.
They have to run coupled to compliant unit except on Barton on Humber branch.
Angel trains Units
153301
153304
153307
153315
153317
153328
153331
153351
153352
153378
Portabook units
153316
153324
153330
153332
153358
153359
153360
153363
This is all 18 of Northerns fleet.

Re above does that mean all the remaing 153 have dispensation to continue till 31st May 2021. Not sure who still operates them apart from Northern, EMR and TFW
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Re above does that mean all the remaing 153 have dispensation to continue till 31st May 2021. Not sure who still operates them apart from Northern, EMR and TFW
K
Until ScotRail introduce their units into service, those are the only operators of the class at the moment, with Greater Anglia and West Midlands Railway having parted with theirs within the last year, and GWR too not long before.
 

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No EMR 153s in passenger service today, just 2 doing driver route refresh runs this morning on the Pinxton diversion. Possibly a first since 1991/1992 for the East Midlands?
 

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The TfW renumberings have now begun for the unmodified units. 153321 is now running round as 153921. There could be more as there is at least 153935 on the system too but ive not seen that one.
 

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The TfW renumberings have now begun for the unmodified units. 153321 is now running round as 153921. There could be more as there is at least 153935 on the system too but ive not seen that one.
I thought they were going to be /0s...?
 

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The TfW renumberings have now begun for the unmodified units. 153321 is now running round as 153921. There could be more as there is at least 153935 on the system too but ive not seen that one.
So just for my clarity, the 13 non PRM units will now start to be changed to 1539xx. Will these units eventually receive PRM mods? Thanks
 

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Yes that is correct, on the PrM front i think its a case of watch this space. Staff have been told they wont be but magazines have said they will be
 

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If you’re referring to the 153s it seems a pointless exercise renumbering them as none of Northern’s 153s are PRM compliant.
it comes down to the fleet sizes tfw historically and still does to an extent have very few trains for a very large patch i think ultimately a few more 153s will need prm mods and just hook them to the non prm units but that's all covered in a different threat for tfw
 

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Why are they being renumbered to /9s if the dispensation letter says they're /0s...?
 

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I think the bottom line to easier identify the non PRM units from the PRM converted units, I think it's as simple as that.
That was the reason given for renumbering from 1533xx to 1530xx, however now it seems that they're being renumbered from 1533xx to 1539xx, despite the dispensation letter listing them as 1530xx, so I'm wondering why they're being renumbered to 1539xx rather than 1530xx.
 

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