Pictured: Kieren Hetherington, a maintenance fitter for South West Trains walks through the workshop at Ryde St Johns Road train station, Isle of Wight with the old British Rail Class 483 Island Line train (left) after its last passenger service on Sunday 3rd January 2021, ahead of being delivered to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway as the line prepares to unveil a new fleet of London Underground trains in the spring, the new British Rail Class 484 (right).
The trains, which previously served the London Underground’s Northern Line are estimated to have travelled over 3 million miles in their 82 years of service. The Island Line is currently undergoing 3 months of refurbishment ahead of unveiling a new fleet of trains, five British Rail Class 484, extensively refurbished by Vivarail.
The previous two fleet service will see the train (pictured) being delivered to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, and the other to the London Traction Transport Group with the intention of running it on the Epping Ongar Railway.
In keeping with Island Line’s traditions, the Class 484 trains are former London Underground trains which served on the District Line and will modernise the service on the island.