An extra five Class 345s have been ordered by Transport for London, in a £73 million deal.
TfL already had 65 on order for Crossrail, with deliveries having reached 345030. Thirteen have been accepted for passenger traffic.
The trains will be built by Bombardier at Derby Litchurch Lane, and will enable the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) to serve Heathrow Terminal 5. They will be delivered by the end of next year. The contract also includes an expansion of the existing maintenance deal.
“The additional trains will allow us to serve all the terminals at Heathrow and provide an increased frequency when the line is fully open in December 2019,” said Mark Wild, TfL’s Managing Director for London Underground and the Elizabeth Line.
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