We’ve talked about the serious overcrowding in the Leeds and Manchester areas more than a few times since this Blog started. Last December we blogged about when we might see the overcrowding relieved, given the then further announcements that had been made.
The cascade has started.
Here’s 1986 built ex-London Midland class 150 150111 on the 0645 Buxton-Blackpool North at Stockport on Thursday 18 October.
And here, again at Stockport are two shots from 1 November.
150111 again on the 0645 from Buxton.
And here later that day is 150114 coupled to a Northern-liveried class 150/1 on our 1503 Chester-Manchester Piccadilly leaving Stockport.
I’ve not heard whether the 4 class 156s have yet been sent East Midlands, so I’m not aware whether these count as extra capacity.