Loram touts operating options

John Whitehouse

New operator on the block: Derby-based Loram UK now has an operator licence. The company has run a series of test trains to stress test its safety case and new operational control function as well as raise awareness that it is ready to serve the industry. Nos 37069/059 top and tail a pair of Loram-liveried Mk 2s with the 5Z17 circular working from Derby RTC at Water Orton on 14 August 2020. The company told Modern Railways it does not intend to start running passenger charters or freight services, but does envisage its maintenance and projects business making use of the hook and haul service it can offer to bring trains to the RTC for works and then return them to their home depots.