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A Twelve-Car Ready Railway

On my trip to Rainham station in Kent, I went through numerous stations.

I took this picture.

A Twelve-Car Ready Railway

A Twelve-Car Ready Railway

Note the blue 10-12 sign, which indicates the stopping point for trains between ten and twelve cars.

I’m pretty certain that all stations between London Bridge and Rainham can accommodate trains of this length, as there were blue twelves everywhere.

To the East of Rainham, a good proportion of the services are run by six-car Class 395 trains. As these can run in 12-car formations, I suspect that most platforms have been made long enough.

This railway is probably future-proofed with regards to train length.

It will certainly accept.

Sadly, not all rail lines in the UK have been built with long enough platforms and extending some will be difficult.

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September 20, 2016 - Posted by | Travel | , , , ,

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