In 2012 the Department for Transport signed a deal with Agility Trains (Hitachi/Jon Laing) to build thirty-six (36) five-car units to replace the InterCity 125s (HST) on the Great Western system. The first units were delivered in 2017.
Class 800 No.800006 at Worcester Shrub Hill on a test train from Stoke Gifford to Stoke Gifford via Worcester and Oxford on 20th July 2017. Photographed by Steve Widdowson.
This lovely photograph of No.802009 was taken by Robert Pritchard showing train headcode 1P37 (15.51 Worcester Foregate Street to Paddington) leaving Worcester Shrub Hill on 25th March 2019.
Robert Pritchard also took this striking view of No.802106 at Worcester Foregate Street on train coe No.1W41 (14.22 London Paddington to Great Malvern) on 30th March 2019.