The Anonymous Widower

Woo! There Are Now Brand New Overground Trains Running From Liverpool Street

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the Londonist.

These are going to make a big difference and I”ll go and have a look for them later.

I got a glimpse of two two-car units working together at Hackney Downs station.

One guy told me that three trains were running.

March 4, 2020 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | ,

6 Comments »

  1. So far they are on the Chesunt route. Hopefully they’ll woo appear on the Chingford route.

    Comment by mauricegreed | March 4, 2020 | Reply

    • they’ll soon appear…..

      Comment by mauricegreed | March 4, 2020 | Reply

  2. Interesting that one of the trains is 8 car formation (2 x 4), based on reports elsewhere TfL was waiting for safety certification to run joined up formations

    Comment by MilesT | March 4, 2020 | Reply

    • I saw an eight-car this morning. I have heard that all trains will be eight-car. So why didn’t they buy eight-car trains?

      Comment by AnonW | March 4, 2020 | Reply

      • According to a TFL press release “They will run as four-car trains and at peak times will have the option to be connected and operate as longer eight-car units. This is to help provide increased capacity during the morning and evening peak to better meet customer demand”. I occasionally travel from Cheshunt on this line. Quite a few people join the train at Edmonton Green. I suspect there may be more people having to stand than at present with these trains and only four cars unless they increase the frequency.

        Comment by HH | March 5, 2020

      • If you ever travelled on the Class 378s in the Peak through Dalston Kingsland, you’ll see that the layout allows large numbers of people to board.

        Comment by AnonW | March 5, 2020


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