I was at Hawthorne station yesterday, which is on the L1 Dulwich Hill Line, when an Urbos 3 passed without stopping. The destination board on the front of the train said "Not in service." It was heading towards Central. I have never seen this before.
Since all services stop at each station, would this be some sort of test vehicle, or would it simply be heading back to the stabling yard at Lilyfield? Or is there another possible explanation?
It went through just as a Dulwich Hill-bound service left. The the "Not in service" LRV sported the number 2119, or 19 for short.