Seven Siemens e320 trains have been delivered to Eurostar and are now in traffic.
The trains, which are designated Class 374s, are being built by Siemens in Krefeld-Uerdingen (Germany), and following testing they are being delivered to Temple Mills for use on cross-Channel routes.
Eurostar spokesman Catherine Bayles told RAIL that so far they are being used on the St Pancras-Paris route, and that performance has been “good” and “in line with our expectations”. They were quietly put into traffic in November following months of testing.
The trains, which are 400 metres long, were ordered in 2010 with the first delivered by Siemens in late 2013. They have undergone extensive testing in Europe.
- For more on this, read RAIL 794, published on February 17.