I understand that 319363 worked 2F52 06.00 Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western and the 2F57 07.03 return this morning, before moving onto Airport runs.
This marks the first electric passenger working on the Wigan line, and another important step in the progress of phase two.
Only Victoria remains to be completed, and there appears to be an intriguing test train of some sort booked for this Sunday evening. See RTT for details.
Hopefully, with the new crew and stock rosters for the new timetable which starts on 17 May, we will see a substantial increase in the numbers of EMUs out and about on all parts of phase two, albeit on unaltered diesel schedules.