The Anonymous Widower

Latest On The Class 710 Trains For The Gospel Oak To Barking Line

This message has been tweeted by Richard Clinnick; the Assistant Editor of Rail Magazine.

Confirmed by TfL that London Overground 710s won’t be ready when last 172s go to WMT. A half-hourly service on Goblin starts on March 18. Driver training on the Bombardier Aventras is underway, but no date confirmed for introduction.

At least driver training is underway, which probably means the trains are at least working with a Bombardier technician on board.

March 5, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Why not just cascade the last remaining Class 172s to West Midlands Railway and operate the hired Class 378 4-Car on the Gospel Oak-Barking Line with bringing in few more 4-Car Class 378s to help boost the service on the GOBLIN route. Before the Class 710s do eventually begin service on the GOBLIN Line and on other services that London Overground will also replace the Class 315 & Class 317 operated on the Lea Valley Liverpool St-Enfield Town, Chingford & Cheshunt routes and Romford-Upminster shuttle service.

    Comment by Andrew Gwilt | March 5, 2019 | Reply

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