Fifteen (15) five-car 'Adelante' diesel multiple units were built by Alstom of Birmingham (using the former Metro-Cammell works) in 2000/1. They were delivered to Old Oak Common depot and saw service on First Great Western services from London to Worcester and Hereford.
This photograph which was taken on 22nd March 2003 shows class 180 diesel multiple unit No.180110 running south through Crowle on the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway on the Sundays only 13:08 service from Worcester to London Paddington via Gloucester and Stroud. Photograph by Robert Pritchard.
This is the same class 180 unit leaving Worcester Shrub Hill on a service over the Oxford Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway to London Paddington. Photograph taken by Andrew Smith on 23rd August 2007.
Class 180 diesel multiple unit No.180108 at Worcester Shrub Hill Station on 23rd August 2007. Shortly afterwards the class 180s were removed from the London Paddington trains in favour of 'HSTs' Photograph by Andrew Smith.