Testing under way on Greater Anglia Class 720

The first Greater Anglia Class 720 has moved to the Old Dalby test track.

Bombardier is building 89 five-car and 22 ten-car electric multiple units at Derby Litchurch Lane. The first should have moved to Ilford in January, but delays to the Aventra programme caused by the Train Control Management System meant that ‘720s’ could not start testing until the similar ‘710s’ with London Overground were authorised for passenger use (RAIL 880).

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  • AndrewJG8918 - 14/06/2019 23:26

    Class 720/0 will be 10-Car and Class 720/5 will be 5-Car. But will the 5-Car Class 720 be able to fit at Wickford station platforms 1 and 4 because the platforms are quite short and I don't think that the 5-Car Class 720s may not use those 2 bay platforms at Wickford when operating a Crouch Valley Line service to Southminster and back.

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