UK Railtours will be running a special Gerrys 313 Farewell train this October, as the Class 313s are prepared for withdrawal.
The Class 313s 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.
A six-car Class 313 train is being retained specially for a celebratory run on the lines for which the class was designed.
This tour is also a farewell to Govia Thameslink’s 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.
All seats are now sold for this trip, but perhaps you can see it on your journeys.