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More ‘700s’ arrive, while testing continues

GTR 700109 at East Croydon on May 24. RICHARD CLINNICK.

There are now 16 Siemens Class 700s in the UK, after 12-car 700104 was delivered to Three Bridges depot in the early hours of June 1.

The dual-voltage electric multiple units are due to enter traffic imminently, although at the launch for the trains on May 24, Govia Thameslink Railway could not give a firm date (RAIL 802). 

  • For more on this, read RAIL 803, published on June 22.
  • For more on the Class 700 launch, read RAIL 802, published on June 8.

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 06/06/2016 00:34

    So is there any chance of the Class 700 12-car trains are due to operate on passenger use on the Thameslink route in June/July or is it to start service by mid December.

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