Gerry's 313 Farewell

trainmania100

Established Member
Joined
8 Nov 2015
Messages
2,046
Location
Newhaven
GN class 313 tour announced

https://www.ukrailtours.com/product/gerrys-313-farewell/

FULL TIMINGS

5R81 Hornsey to Kings Cross
https://live.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1380608/23/10/19

1000 Kings Cross to Royston
https://live.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1380606/23/10/19

1142 Royston to Hertford North
https://live.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1368672/23/10/19

1233 ECS to Hertford North CHS
https://live.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1368676/23/10/19

5J85 ECS from Herford north CHS to Hertford North
https://live.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1368678/23/10/19

1321 Hertford North to Moorgate
https://live.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1512403/23/10/19

1437 Moorgate to Hornsey Down RS
https://live.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1368674/23/10/19

1511 Hornsey Down RS to Kings Cross
https://live.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1380607/23/10/19

1536 ECS back to Hornsey
https://live.rail-record.co.uk/rail/liverail/train/1368677/23/10/19




Nice and cheap as well
The Class 313s, a revolutionary design of dual-voltage Electric Multiple Unit when new in 1976, are now the oldest EMUs still in service on the British mainland. Those that have remained on the Great Northern are being replaced by new Class 717 units and it is planned that all will be withdrawn from service by the end of September. A six-car train is being retained specially for a celebratory run on the lines for which they were designed.

This tour is also a farewell to Govia Thameslink’s popular and charismatic Engineering Director, Gerry McFadden, who is leaving the company, having been in charge of the fleet through a hectic period of intense change, of which the retirement of the 313s represents the conclusion.



The exact route is still being developed, but expect a journey from King’s Cross to Royston and back, taking in the main line via Welwyn and the Hertford branch, together with a trip ‘down the hole’ to Moorgate and back. Hornsey Reversing Siding, the Ferme Park Flyover and hopefully Letchworth Arrival and Departure Line are expected to be included for the benefit of the yellow pen brigade.

The trains have no toilets but there will be a couple of breaks along the way, along with a leg-stretching break of just under an hour at Hertford North. There will be no onboard catering so you will need to bring everything you require, or purchase items at King’s Cross. There will be no seat reservations so you can sit where you wish, and in the interests of comfort we will sell tickets only up to two-thirds of nominal seating capacity.

This is a charity trip, the proceeds of which will be donated to GTR’s nominated good causes. There will be an onboard raffle which may feature a few unusual prizes!
 
Last edited:
Sponsor Post - registered members do not see these adverts; click here to register, or click here to log in
R

RailUK Forums

E759

Member
Joined
7 Dec 2017
Messages
573
Location
Sussex
Just my cup of tea. Wish there were more of these type of tour. Will cost me more too to get to and from Kings Cross! Now showing as "Nearly full!".
 

Edders23

Member
Joined
22 Sep 2018
Messages
548
never been on a 313 but sadly wouldn't be able to get down to london anyway on a Wednesday had it been starting from say Stevenage might have been possible

how many units will be used 2 or 3 ?
 

Failed Unit

Established Member
Joined
26 Jan 2009
Messages
7,493
Location
Central Belt
never been on a 313 but sadly wouldn't be able to get down to london anyway on a Wednesday had it been starting from say Stevenage might have been possible

how many units will be used 2 or 3 ?
If you want to sample a 313 - plenty still in service. It is a pity to miss the railtour of course but you can still sample the units :)
 

Peter C

Established Member
Joined
13 Oct 2018
Messages
2,055
Location
..
The website linked in the original post says that the Availability for the Adult tickets is FULL. Interesting - have they filled it up already?!

-Peter
 

heart-of-wessex

Established Member
Joined
11 Jun 2005
Messages
2,851
Location
Trowbridge
The website linked in the original post says that the Availability for the Adult tickets is FULL. Interesting - have they filled it up already?!

-Peter
Apparently they have, filled up in 48 hours I believe (or so?) no surprise at that price. I was on break at work when I found this and was showing 'NEARLY FULL', I knew I was away working a tour in October but couldn't remember when, and didn't think I'd even have time to check so booked it, now just seeing if I can actually turn up (thankfully the week working away is the week before!) if I can't get the day off I don't mind loosing out on £25
 

Peter C

Established Member
Joined
13 Oct 2018
Messages
2,055
Location
..
Apparently they have, filled up in 48 hours I believe (or so?) no surprise at that price. I was on break at work when I found this and was showing 'NEARLY FULL', I knew I was away working a tour in October but couldn't remember when, and didn't think I'd even have time to check so booked it, now just seeing if I can actually turn up (thankfully the week working away is the week before!) if I can't get the day off I don't mind loosing out on £25
OK - at £25 for a nice trip around on a 313, it's not surprising!

-Peter
 

Ladder23

Established Member
Joined
29 Oct 2015
Messages
1,263
what's the chances of finding a ticket for sale now, I hesitated at the time and now want one.
 

Peter Mugridge

Established Member
Joined
8 Apr 2010
Messages
10,980
Location
Epsom
what's the chances of finding a ticket for sale now, I hesitated at the time and now want one.
You could ask them if they have a waiting list in case anyone already booked drops out, but it would, I'm afraid, be very likely they've already got a very long waiting list for such an eventuality.
 

daniel1234321

Member
Joined
3 Jan 2018
Messages
160
All of the timings are now on RTT.

5R81 0915 Hornsey Depot to London Kings Cross

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X30308/2019/10/23/advanced

2R82 1000 London Kings Cross to Royston

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X30302/2019/10/23/advanced

2B83 1142 Royston to Hertford North

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X30300/2019/10/23/advanced

5B84 1233 Hertford North to Hertford North Sidings

https://realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X30305/2019/10/23/advanced

5J85 1308 Hertford North Sidings to Hertford North

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X30307/2019/10/23/advanced

2J86 1321 Hertford North to Moorgate

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X30301/2019-10-23/detailed

2W87 1437 Moorgate to Hornsey Sidings

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X30303/2019/10/23/advanced

2W88 1511 Hornsey Sidings to London Kings Cross

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X30304/2019/10/23/advanced

5E89 1536 London Kings Cross to Hornsey Depot

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/X30306/2019/10/23/advanced
 
Last edited:

VEP3417

Member
Joined
27 Jun 2011
Messages
310
Location
Hampshire
i think on the website is says "we will sell tickets only up to two-thirds of nominal seating capacity."

bit of a shame as wouldnt have minded going, if anything it would have been more authentic to have a packed train :lol:
 

E759

Member
Joined
7 Dec 2017
Messages
573
Location
Sussex
“There will be no seat reservations so you can sit where you wish, and in the interests of comfort we will sell tickets only up to two-thirds of nominal seating capacity.“

Plenty of posts on this forum explaining what this means and how tours can be ruined.
 

Kite159

Veteran Member
Joined
27 Jan 2014
Messages
14,044
Location
West of Andover
I would imagine the motor coaches will be the first coaches to fill up, with the centre coaches being for late comers. Unless they do what the BLS do with some unit/light rail tours and assign you a coach but you are free to sit anywhere within said coach.
 

Failed Unit

Established Member
Joined
26 Jan 2009
Messages
7,493
Location
Central Belt
I certainly expect sitting under the pantograph would be the last place anyone would want. I never sat there unless the train was full as I enjoy looking out the windows
 

Ladder23

Established Member
Joined
29 Oct 2015
Messages
1,263
Spare ticket available!

I have two tickets, with one spare, I am happy to sell for face value at the venue.
 

TrainTube

Member
Joined
24 Sep 2018
Messages
410
Didn't realise it goes non stop, thought i would see it leave Alexandra palace as suggested in RTT but it trundled through!
 

Dave W

Member
Joined
27 Sep 2019
Messages
78
Location
North London
Ah forgot this thread was here - posted an update in the 313 thread :rolleyes:

Here's the rear carriage as the train passed through FP a couple of minutes down on account of a late departure from the Cross. Quite smart, I thought. And no, I can't hold a camera straight......
 

Attachments


Top