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Inter-City 125’s final journey through North Mymms

Train will pass through Welham Green and Brookmans Park

Image of Inter-City 125 by Phil Sangwell released via Wikimedia Commons

Train enthusiasts will be able to watch the iconic Inter-City 125 pass through North Mymms for the last time on the afternoon of Saturday 21 December, decked out in its original British Rail livery.

Details of the “farewell tour” have just been released by train operator LNER.

The Inter-City 125s have been serving the East Coast Main Line for more than 40 years and are now being replaced by the new Azuma trains.

Four special tours are being organised by LNER, with each leg named after famous train journeys.

The four-day farewell itinerary

The Northern Lights – Wednesday 18 December 2019

From Edinburgh, departing 9.46am the train travels via the Forth and Tay Bridges to Dundee, then up the east coast to Aberdeen. It then continues along the ‘Great North of Scotland’ route through Elgin, to the reach Inverness at 4.44pm.

The Highland Chief – Thursday 19 December 2019

Departing from Inverness at 12.14pm the train heads south on the Highland Main Line across Slochd and Druimuachdar summits before descending to Perth and Stirling, and finally crossing Scotland’s lowland belt to arrive in Edinburgh at 4.39pm.

The Northumbrian – Friday 20 December 2019:

The train leaves Edinburgh at 9.37am, heads south crossing the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick-upon-Tweed. It then passes the Tyne Bridges at Newcastle, continues past Durham Castle, through York. and arrives in Leeds at 4.20pm.

The West Riding Limited – Saturday 21 December 2019:

The train leaves Leeds at 11.01am, heads south via Doncaster and Peterborough, then through North Mymms and Potters Bar. LNER says the train will be pausing at most of the major stations along the way. The era of the LNER InterCity 125 finally comes to an end at London King’s Cross at 3.09pm.

As the Inter-City 125 continues its four-day tour LNER staff will be collecting for CALM and other regional charities the company supports.

Tickets are available for anyone who wants to travel on the train.

Image of Inter-City 125 by Phil Sangwell released via Wikimedia Commons.

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