Construction underway for Eurostar's next e320s

Eurostar 374009 at Paris Gare Du Nord on June 3. RICHARD CLINNICK.

Eurostar has confirmed that construction of the next batch of seven Class 374 e320 Velaros is under way, and that all seven will be in traffic by 2018.

Siemens is building the trains in Krefeld, Germany. The trains are formed of two sets of eight vehicles, and follow an initial order of ten pairs, all of which have been delivered (374001-374020). They have distributed power rather than a power car at each end.

Already in traffic, the ‘374s’ are used on St Pancras International-Paris Gare Du Nord trains. The next batch to be delivered was ordered in November 2014 and will be numbered 374021-374034.

The new trains have a maximum speed of 200mph (320kph).

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 09/06/2016 21:15

    They are very quiet and very quick trains compare to the Class 373's. I like what Siemens have built before Siemens started building the Class 700's which they are still continuing to built the Class 700's for GTR Thameslink.

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