The Class 31 could be making a re-appearance in the South West this summer! It has been announced that there are plans to run a shuttle service using Class 31s on the route between Okehampton to go as far as St James Park. The units would be used on a Monday to Saturday basis with 4-5 return trips.
The consist would be of 1 Class 31 with 3-4 coaches on top of the DBSO so that the 31 wouldn't need to change ends.
Would be fantastic to have them back operating in the South West again and I do hope what has been published it true. Though can you really see these really quite elderly beasts returning to the rails? I have my doubts, but we will find out this summer!