Class 380

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Scotrail oparate a fleet of 38 class 380's 22 are 3 car and 16 are 4 car

The first Class 380 driving car, 38557 from four-car unit 380101 was presented to the press on 17th November 2009. It moved to the Wildenrath test track on 5th February 2010.

The first unit to arrive in Scotland was four car set 380106, arriving at Polmadie Down Holding Sidings on 26th August 2010. It was delayed during its journey across Europe due to problems with the barrier vehicles. 380105 followed two days later, arriving at Polmadie on 28th August. Full details of the delivery dates can be found on Class 380 Formations.

380106 Rutherglen Station » 380106 Heads West Bound past Rutherglen Station Old Road bridge towards Polmadie. Photo by JimGillies

Following arrival, Siemens started on a programme of tests to ensure that they were ready to enter service:

  • 9th September, 314210 and 380105 carry out emergency coupling tests at Polmadie. From March 2011, ((Relivery/Overhaul 2011-12|Class 314s)) will be the only other ScotRail EMUs working out of Glasgow Central High Level.
  • 14th September, 334001 undertakes the first ride comparison run between Glasgow Central and Gourock and Ayr to allow ScotRail and Siemens to compare ride quality with the Class 380s.
  • 15th September, the second ride comparison run takes place with a Class 334.
  • 20th September, 380105 and 380106 work under their own power for the first time in Scotland on pre-test runs between Polmadie and Carstairs.
  • 21st September, 380105 and 380106 work into Glasgow Central for the first time and operate comparison runs to Gourock and Ayr to compare ride quality with the Class 334s (first visits to Ayr and Gourock).
  • 22nd September, 380105 and 380106 continue with the ride comparison runs to Gourock and Ayr, however the first run to Gourock ran direct from Polmadie rather than via Glasgow Central.
  • 23rd September, 380105 and 380108 undertook the first shake-down run to Carlisle. A roof panel detached from 380108 near Mossband while working 1Z81 and train was subsequently propelled into Quintinshill DPL by 6X77. A pair of DRS Class 66s, 66417 and 66430, were used to recover the units to Carlisle Yard on 24th September/25th September. All further tests were cancelled.
  • 4th October, 66183 worked 6Z04 Polmadie - Carlisle Yard with the Siemens barrier vehicles.
  • 5th October, 67006 hauled 380108 from Carlisle Yard to Polmadie as 7X04.
  • 7th October, reports of a low speed buffer stop collision.
  • 7th October/8th October, 380106 and 380109 resume testing with Automatic Selective Door Opening (ASDO) and Passenger Information System (PIS) tests between Paisley and Kilwinning. This was 380109's first movement under its own power in Scotland.
  • 8th October/9th October, 380106 and 380109 continue overnight ASDO and PIS tests to Ayrshire and Inverclyde, including the first visit of a 380 to Ardrossan Harbour.
  • 9th October, the Class 380s make the news as it is reported that ScotRail have refused to accept any units, with a delay in their introduction looking likely.
  • 11th October, 66099 works 6Z04 Polmadie - Carlisle Yard with the Siemens barrier vehicles for 380105, but returns light engine to Mossend as 0S04.
  • 11th October, 380106 and 380109 head to Gourock on ASDO and PIS tests.
  • 12th October, shakedown runs take place between Glasgow and Carstairs.
  • 13th October, an ASDO/PIS run takes place from Glasgow to Wemyss Bay and back.
  • 14th October/15th October, ASDO/PIS runs take place between Glasgow and Ayrshire with 380106 and 380109, including the first visit of a 380 to Largs.
  • 15th October, 380108 works under its own power from Polmadie to Shields EMD for repairs and maintenance staff familiarisation.
  • 18th October, 380106 and 380109 work an ASDO/PIS test run to Wemyss Bay.
  • 19th October, 380107 and 380109 work an ASDO/PIS test run to Ardrossan Harbour.
  • 20th October,
  • 21st October, 380105 and 380107 worked an ASDO/PIS test run to Gourock.
  • 25th October, 380110 and 380111 worked an ASDO/PIS test run to Ardrossan Harbour.
  • 26th October, 380110 and 380111 worked an ASDO/PIS test run to Ardrossan Harbour.
  • 27th October, 380107 and 380105 worked daytime ASDO/PIS test runs to Wemyss Bay and Ayr (first day time runs). 380110 and 380111 did shakedown runs between Polmadie and Carlisle.
  • 28th October, 380110 and 380111 did shakedown runs between Polmadie and Carlisle.
  • 29th October, 380xxx and 380xxx worked ASDO/PIS test runs between Glasgow and Ayr.
  • Date, 380105 and 380107 were transferred to Corkerhill for Driver Training Manager traction refreshers.
  • 31st October, 380105 and 380107 started DTM traction refresher runs between Glasgow, Wemyss Bay and Ayr.
  • 8th December, 380111 worked 1Z33 16:26 Paisley Gilmour Street - Ayr additional service, the first Class 380 in public service.
  • 9th December, 380102 and 380001 worked 2K33 15:30 Glasgow Central - Ayr, 1K38 16:43 Ayr - Glasgow and 2K37 18:00 Glasgow - Ayr in public service.
  • 23rd March - 24th March, 380008 and 380112 do ASDO and PIS testing between Edinburgh, North Berwick and Dunbar, the first visit of the class in the east.
  • 11th June, 380104 is the first unit to work in service on the North Berwick line.

Passenger Service


Shields Depot

Siemens have finished a new shed at Shields Depot which opened in autumn 2010

Services

Class 380 Glasgow Central Platform 11 » Taken by James on Tues 21st while driver training is being carried out at Glasgow Central Photo by CalumKawaii

The Plan

The original plan was for the Class 380s to gradually enter service on Glasgow Central - Gourock/Wemyss Bay and Glasgow Central - Ardrossan Harbour services from October 2010. From December 2010, the majority of Ayrshire and Inverclyde services were meant to be 380s, with 23 diagrams, plus four Ayrshire and Inverclyde diagrams covered by Class 318s and one will be covered by a Class 314. From May 2011, the intention was for the remaining 380s to enter service on Ayrshire and Inverclyde and also North Berwick and Dunber.

The Reality

The first 380 entered service on 8th December when 380111 worked 1Z33 16:26 Paisley Gilmour Street - Ayr additional service. This was followed on 9th December when 380102 and 380001 worked 2K33 15:30 Glasgow Central - Ayr, 1K38 16:43 Ayr - Glasgow and 2K37 18:00 Glasgow - Ayr in public service.

Until early March 2011, no more than four 380s were in service on any one day, working several peak time services between Glasgow, Ayr and Largs.

From early 2011, up to nine 380s were in service on any one day, with the first units in service to Gourock and on the Cathcart Circle.

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