However, the time has now come to say goodbye to what is the old reliable of the railway network as they do not meet DDA Regulations. Almost all class 140,141,142,143 and 144 pacer trains are being scrapped and will no longer operate on mainline services.
In their purest form, they are Leyland national bus bodies mounted to a frame often used by a freight wagon. The combination may have saved may branch lines from closing as the cheap cost of the train was able to make it profitable to keep the lines open; however, the sacrifice was passenger comfort. They quickly became known as nodding Donkeys to rail enthusiast thanks to the very bouncy springs of the wagon based frame.