Govia Thameslink Railway 700108 stands at London Bridge today (June 20), having arrived with the 1002 from Brighton. This was the first public passenger train operated by a Class 700 in the UK.
Siemens built the 12-car dual voltage electric multiple unit. It is the first of 115 Class 700s to enter passenger service with GTR.
Siemens is building 60 eight-car Class 700/0s and 55 12-car trains. The first was delivered to the UK for testing last summer, and they were unveiled to the press on May 24.
- For more on this, read RAIL 804, published on July 6.
- For more on the Class 700s, read RAIL 802.