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You are right, although 317514 is gone and 317515 is still with us so it's still 32 units. I've edited the list in post #354. I'm pretty sure that 317714 has not worked since its return to Ilford. 317344/723 both failed in the snow and are presumably deemed not worth repairing.
Oh I hadn’t realised 723 was withdrawn. I was going to try and get on it tomorrow.
 

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It's hourly Stratford to Stortford at the moment; the vast majority are 317s. From May it goes back to half hourly, assuming they don't cancel some. So they'll require another three pairs of units.
When I looked up my planned date of May 29th, I saw 4 trains an hour to/from Stratford, 2 of which are Meridian Water shuttles.
 

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I understand that 317660/668 were scheduled to make their final trip to Eastleigh today. Anyone able to confirm?

And for those of you out enjoying the remaining units before it's too late, 719 is one to watch out for in terms of motor noise! ;)
 

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I understand that 317660/668 were scheduled to make their final trip to Eastleigh today. Anyone able to confirm?

And for those of you out enjoying the remaining units before it's too late, 719 is one to watch out for in terms of motor noise! ;)
Just checked and no scrap moves to Eastleigh ran yesterday.
 

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Why were the 317s branded for TfL and then back to Greater Anglia?
 

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Why were the 317s branded for TfL and then back to Greater Anglia?
Because they were more compliant (or is it less uncompliant) than some Anglia units so preferable to retain short term. I recall explained in more detail previously.
 

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I understand that 317660/668 were scheduled to make their final trip to Eastleigh today. Anyone able to confirm?

And for those of you out enjoying the remaining units before it's too late, 719 is one to watch out for in terms of motor noise! ;)
317708 is rather good too. I think the loudest at the moment is 317343 but it hasn't worked since the 12th. That said there are so many spare at the moment that any given unit can have weeks off.
 

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Do 317s run to Liverpool Street anymore?

I was there for most of the day and there was a distinct lack of 317s to be seen. :(
They definitely do. I saw various 317 units yesterday although the 379s are out in astonishing force.
 

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Do 317s run to Liverpool Street anymore?

I was there for most of the day and there was a distinct lack of 317s to be seen. :(
Yes but not many off peak. 0842/1042/1242/1442 to Hertford East, 0958/1328 to Cambridge. Three more pairs turn out for 1713/1743/1813 to Cambridge.
 

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Thanks Bikeman, I know 2H29 and 2H32 (1328 of LIV) were definetly 317s yesterday. Almost all of the Bishops Stortfords were 317s but they’re off Stratford. Surprised the 720s aren’t out more.
 

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Oh I hadn’t realised 723 was withdrawn. I was going to try and get on it tomorrow.
714 723 been Parkstone a while. Sadly both will go to ZG for scrapping

I understand that 317660/668 were scheduled to make their final trip to Eastleigh today. Anyone able to confirm?

And for those of you out enjoying the remaining units before it's too late, 719 is one to watch out for in terms of motor noise! ;)
660 668 poss to Sims tomorrow

Plus 723, no?
344 Parkeston Quay will be first 317 3 to be scrapped
 

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714 723 been Parkstone a while. Sadly both will go to ZG for scrapping


660 668 poss to Sims tomorrow


344 Parkeston Quay will be first 317 3 to be scrapped
Seems odd that a PRM modded unit is going in the bin. I guess it suffered a major fault in the snow?
 

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Hi there. Just wondering if anyone knows what 317512 is doing today, please. Is it stabled somewhere, or working, and if so, which services. Thanks for your help.
 

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