The Anonymous Widower

Roaming Around East Anglia – London Overground’s Luxurious Metro Trains

I spent Friday and Saturday roaming around East Anglia, ending up at the football at Portman Road.

These pictures show one of London Overground’s Class 317 trains, which I used to start my journey between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt stations.

Some questions?

  • Are then any other inner-city metro trains, where there are comfortable seats and tables for four?
  • How are passengers going to react, when it is replaced with a high-capacity Class 710 train, with longitudinal seating?
  • Will the wi-fi and charging points of the new trains compensate.

One factor that will help the changeover, is that most on the line are Class 315 trains, which need to be delivered to the scrapyard.

The Class 317 trains will surely find a good home.

March 3, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,


  1. As the Class 317 on London Overground as so luxurious as the passengers do like them but sadly are to be replaced by the Class 710. London Overground might transfer some of them to help boost the service on the Gospel Oak-Barking Line as a stop gap on hire and to work alongside the converted (4-Car) Class 378 before they are replaced by the Class 710 trains.

    Comment by Andrew Gwilt | March 5, 2019 | Reply

    • I think there’s only a couple and 378s or 710s would be a downgrade! I think the luxurious 317s were built for Stansted Express

      Comment by AnonW | March 5, 2019 | Reply

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