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New trains for Gatwick Express

Govia Thameslink Railway has signed a £145.2 million order for 108 new custom-built vehicles.

To be built by Bombardier, the new Gatwick Express trains are due to enter service in 2016, replacing the 1980s-built Class 442s that have been operating on the Gatwick Express route since 2008.

The 27 four-car Class 387/2s trains will be specially designed for the rail-air route, with easier boarding, better luggage space, 2+2 seating and WiFi.

  • For more information, see RAIL 762, published on November 26.

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