Oooo, look: A new Island Line train on the back of a lorry, making its way along the motorway (updated)

Stephie Terry couldn’t believe her eyes when she spotted a new Island Line train on the M42. She shares her photos here

island line train on M42

Imagine driving along on the motorway and suddenly spotting one of the new Island Line Class 484 trains in front of you.

That’s what has just happened to Islander Stephie Terry on the M42.

On her way back from family funeral in the Midlands, Stephie found herself behind a lorry transporting one of the new trains.

Terry: Was strange seeing it
She posted some photos to the Isle of Wight Community Information Page on Facebook saying,

“On our way back from the Midlands and at Tamworth junction we pass the new train heading to the Island!”

Stephie told News OnTheWight it was strange seeing it and happily shared her photos for readers not on Facebook to see .

Island Line train on the M42 by Stephie Terry
Island Line train on the M42 by Stephie Terry
Island Line train on the M42 by Stephie Terry

The first Class 484 trains arrived on the Island back in November to great excitement.

Article edit:
8.30am 23rd Feb 2021 – headline amended to remove ‘heading to Island’

Images: © Stephie Terry

Monday, 22nd February, 2021 5:53pm

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4 Comments on "Oooo, look: A new Island Line train on the back of a lorry, making its way along the motorway (updated)"

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iowchris

Sadly not!

002 visited Derby for testing recently, so will be heading back to the factory or further testing elsewhere (Eastleigh?). No point delivering to the island when the line is a building site, they can’t do any testing and there’s nowhere secure to keep it.

Steve Goodman
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