Virgin Trains has now eliminated four car Class 221 Super Voyager trains from its fleet.
The project to re-form two four-car Class 221 Super Voyager trains to provide greater flexibility and offer consistency in the operation of Birmingham-Scotland and London-Chester-North Wales services which are booked for Class 221 operation is now complete. Virgin Trains is no longer operating any Class 221 Super Voyager trains as four-car units.
Set 221144 was taken out of service on November 22 and the two non-driving cars removed and prepared for insertion into sets 221142 and 221143.
Set 221142 undertook at test run on November 28 and entered service on November 30 as a five car unit on North Wales services.
Set 221143 did a test run on December 2 and entered service today on North Wales services.