The Anonymous Widower

A Class 700 Train In Platform 5 At London Bridge Station

I took these pictures of a Class 700 train in Platform 5 at London Bridge station.

I assume it was there for driver training and was waiting to pass through the central section of Thameslink.

According to the March 2018 Edition of Modern Railways services through the Central London core will be.

May 2018: 18 Thameslink trains per hour (tph) through central London core (12 tph via London Bridge and six via Elephant & Castle)

At least drivers and other staff seem to be getting trained.

Distilling the report in Modern Railways, gives the following service from May 2018.

Via London Bridge

  • 2 tph – Bedford – Brighton – semi-fast/fast – 12-car – All Day
  • 2 tph – Bedford – Gatwick Airport- semi-fast/semi-fast – 12-car – All Day
  • 2 tph – Peterborough – Horsham – semi-fast/semi-fast – 12-car – All Day
  • 1 tph – Cambridge – Brighton – semi-fast-fast – 12-car – All Day
  • 2 tph – Bedford – East Grinstead – fast/stopping – 12-car – Peak Only
  • 1 tph – Bedford – Littlehampton – fast/fast – 12-car Peak Only
  • 2 tph – Luton – Rainham – all stations/all stations – 12-car – All Day

Note.

  1. This means seven tph all day between central London and Gatwick.
  2. semi-fast/fast means semi-fast North of the Thames and fast South of the Thames etc.

Via Elephant & Castle

  • 4 tph – St. Albans – Sutton – all stations/all stations – 8-car – All Day
  • 2 tph – Luton/Kentish Town – Orpington – 8 car – All Day

Note.

  1. The four tph St. Albans – Sutton go round the Sutton Loop, with two tph in each direction.

 

 

 

March 6, 2018 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

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