Safety check trains still running

TRAINS which have been withdrawn for safety reasons by one rail company, are still in use on Ipswich to London lines, it emerged today.A possible fault on the braking system of the class 321 trains, halted all Silverlink services between London and Birmingham yesterday .

TRAINS which have been withdrawn for safety reasons by one rail company, are still in use on Ipswich to London lines, it emerged today.

A possible fault on the braking system of the class 321 trains, halted all Silverlink services between London and Birmingham yesterday . Overnight checks had revealed the problem.

But First Great Eastern is today still running 321s on its mainline route from Ipswich and Southend to Liverpool Street as checks are carried out.

A statement from the company said: "First Great Eastern would like to assure customers that the checks being carried out on the Class 321 trains, are as a precaution.

"Silverlink grounded their similar trains following the discovery of a fault with the disc brakes. First Great Eastern trains and those operated by Silverlink, do not have identical brake systems, and we believe it is very unlikely that any problems will be found. The checks continue as a sensible precaution."

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