Class 221 operating Leicester to Birmingham New Street

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Mike99

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Hi, Apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere. I noticed from RTT that today unit 221140 operated 1K01 05:43 Birmingham New Street to Leicester, 1P04 07:22 Leicester to Birmingham New Street and then arriving at Birmingham New Street at 08:19 departing as 1D54 08:24 (5 minutes late) to Nottingham.
I notice 5K01 Barton under Needlewood to Birmingham New Street was cancelled this morning, but 221140 arrived tagged onto the end of 5H09, 04:53 Barton to New Street.
I'm presuming this has occurred before and this morning was not the first time a Class 221 operated a stopping service calling at South Wigston, Narborough and Hinckley (my local station) and further stations to New Street.
Does anyone know how often this has occurred before?
 
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Happens fairly often, especially recently. Shortage of 170s and enough Spare TMs mean that XC can run Voyager instead of cancelling the trains.
 

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There were 2 voyagers (a 220 and a 221) on nottingham - Cardiff runs yesterday
 
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