The Anonymous Widower

The First Repainted Class 317 Train

This morning, I did two trips on this repainted Class 317 train, that was built in the early 1980s.

It would appear to have been running between Liverpool Street and Chingford.

The inside has not been touched other than by a team of people like Aggie MacKenie who have applied some no small amount of elbow grease. I did think it might be a relaid carpet, but it might just have been good cleaning. The tables at which I sat, were also clean enough to eat your lunch off.

I travelled one way with an American tourist, and she couldn’t believe the age of this train.

But as Wikipedia details, this train was refurbished to run the Stansted Express in 2000. So does that mean they’re really only fifteen years old?

June 6, 2015 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

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