The Anonymous Widower

No ‘Ironing Board seats’ For Greater Anglia’s New Trains

The title of this post is the same as the title of this article on Rail Magazine.

The proof will be in the sitting, but the article encourages me, that comfort will be better than some recent new trains.

May 2, 2018 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,


  1. Has anyone identified the “plank” who ordered them for Thameslink?

    Comment by Mark Clayton | May 2, 2018 | Reply

  2. The train specification was written by someone in the Department for Transport. I suspect aided by someone in the Treasury.

    When it came to the trains for Crossrail, Bombardier started with a clean sheet of paper and designed a train tailored to the route. A lot of the seats took their cues from the Bombardier trains for the Metropolitan Line.

    I’d far rather commute from Amersham in an S7 Stock, than from Brighton in a Class 700 train.

    Remember too, that the high-ranking civil servants, who were in charge of Thameslink procurement, could probably afford to commute in First using Southern’s Class 377 trains.

    Comment by AnonW | May 2, 2018 | Reply

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