‘700’ gets a grip

IAN WALMSLEY shines the spotlight on the new fleet of Class 700 EMUs built by Siemens for the Thameslink route

Five of Siemens’ finest: Class 700s line up in Three Bridges depot. COURTESY SIEMENS

As of late October, 77 of the 115 Class 700 trains had been delivered, more than enough to see off the Class 319s from the ‘classic’ Thameslink routes. Their first passenger duties on Great Northern routes began with peak hour Peterborough – King’s Cross services on 6 November.

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