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Bombardier completes order for 1,395 S-Stock vehicles

S-Stock coach 22565 at Derby Litchurch Lane on December 18. RICHARD CLINNICK.

The final S-Stock carriage of the initial 1,395-vehicle order was unveiled by Bombardier at its Derby Litchurch Lane factory on December 18.

The vehicle (22565) will enter traffic later this year on the District Line as part of the 191st S-Stock. That completes the initial order for London Underground, although an additional eight-car S-Stock (plus one further vehicle) will be built for the Croxley Link.

LU Managing Director Nick Brown said: “Our new trains have proved an instant hit with our customers, and it’s easy to see why. With air-conditioning, more space, improved accessibility and better customer information systems, they are a major part of the vital modernisation of the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.

“LU’s successful relationship with Bombardier creates thousands of jobs in the UK and is providing superb new services for our customers.” 

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 23/12/2015 23:52

    Hopefully the 80th and the last S7 Stock to be moved to Upminster Depot for duties with the D78 Stocks to be moved to Northern England once converted into DEMU Class 230 D-Trains.

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 26/12/2015 00:15

    After the last S7 S-Stock trains to be built in time to be delivered to Upminster Depot to be used on passenger service with the rest of the S7 Stocks on the District Line that are currently in service. Bombardier will now focus on building 27 Class 387/2's for Gatwick Express and 28 Class 387/1's with 8 387/1's to be used with GWR alongside 29 Class 387/1's that have been built for Thameslink that have been transferred to GWR and with 20 387/1's could be used with Thameslink alongside with Class 700's that Siemens are currently building the new Desiro City trains. Bombardier will also focus on building 66 new brand new 9-car Class 345's for MTR Crossrail to replace the Class 315's and 45 4-car Class 710 for London Overground to replace the Class 315's and Class 317's between Liverpool Street-Cheshunt, Enfield Town & Chingford and to replace the 8 2-car Class 172/0's on the newly electrified Gospel Oak-Barking line and to be used on the Romford-Upminster line to replace the hired LM Class 321 EMU's to be cascaded to Abellio Scotrail with 8 2-car London Overground Class 172/0's to be used on the non-electrified Greenford branch line between West Ealing and Greenford in West London. And also other future development for Bombardier to continue building more Electrostar and Aventra EMU's and future Turbostar and Voyager DEMU's & DMU's including the possiblity of Bombardier to continue building more Class 379's Electrostar EMU's for Abellio Greater Anglia to replace the Class 321's on the Great Eastern routes and Class 317's on the West Anglia routes with 30 Class 379's Electrostars already been built for London Liverpool Street to Cambridge service and Stansted Express (Liverpool Street-Stansted Airport) service.

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  • BigTone - 26/12/2015 18:29

    The Voyager and Turbostar designs will need modification because, at present, they do not meet European emissions regs (NRMM Stage 3b) . No doubt Bombadier have a design mod in place for the Turbostars, should they get the contract for the 281 coaches for Northern

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  • Martin Hollands - 06/01/2016 20:10

    A fantastic achievement and an excellent product. I never thought I would enjoy tube journeys in LOndon as the experience was getting me down, the extra room, better environment and better lighting really has transformed the journey experience

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