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24th May 2022 was a big day for London, with the opening of the first section of the new Elizabeth Line between Abbey Wood and Paddington (low level). Delayed by over 3 years and not yet calling at Bond Street or running through to Reading or Shenfield, the service will nevertheless be very useful to many Londoners. I might be biased in saying that, since I live in Abbey Wood! Anyway, on the first day I took a ride to Whitechapel, where I found a new facility on Durward Street, close to the rear entrance to the station. Parked there was Renault Kangoo Maxi van LX68MHU, one of two vans in Incident Response white/blue/purple that had been delivered with the rest of the fleet back in 2018. Ray visited a few days later (28th May) and found the van still present, suggesting that it may now be based here. Both the Kangoos had latterly been kept at the Network Rail ROC (Rail Operations Centre) in Romford, but Google photos suggest that they may have both moved elsewhere. A sighting of the other van would be doubly useful since it appears the fleetnumbers we have listed are incorrect, though they were taken from an official list. LX68MHU was listed as 8632R but this photo shows that it carries 8633R, suggesting that LX68MJO (listed as 8633R) may in fact be 8632R. We have published a photo of the latter van but it was not clear enough to make out the fleetnumber.
Photo ID: 7168
Photo date: 28/05/2022 Size: Extra Large. View regular size
Date added: 16/06/2022