The Anonymous Widower

An Airport Train For A Pandemic?

These pictures show one of Greater Anglia‘s new Class 745 trains on a Stansted Express service at Hackney Downs station, on the way to Liverpool Street station.

Stansted Express services do not usually use Platform 3, but it would appear that the service had started from Bishops Stortford.

The Future Of Stansted Express Trains

The previous Stansted Express trains; the more-than-adequate Class 379 trains are still waiting for a future, after being replaced.

Now because of the pandemic, the excellent Class 745 trains are running virtually empty.

Perhaps, it’s not a lucky route for trains.

June 15, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,


  1. Looks like it was a Norwich set as it has FC!

    Anyhow im not sure what they gained here as the 379’s were suitable enough for Standsteds and they could play around for formation length. They would be better off redeploying them all to the GE side.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | June 15, 2021 | Reply

  2. The two sub-classes do get a bit mixed up.

    I also wonder, if Stansted should be developed as a four runway airport, that this would also involve electrifying Ely and Norwich.
    So Norwich could have three trains per hour to and from London, who via Ipswich and one via Stansted and Cambridge.

    I do think, GA bought a fleet for all possible eventualities.

    Comment by AnonW | June 15, 2021 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: