Between the Lines

The recent awards for the East Anglia and South Western franchises will have sent a seismic shock through the rolling stock market. Wholesale replacement of the existing fleets in Anglia, including modern Class 379 units on the Stansted and Cambridge routes and the Class 360 units on the Great Eastern main line, introduced in 2003, was a major shock in itself, but this was dwarfed by the planned replacement of the entire suburban fleet on South Western, including the Class 707 units which (at the time of writing) haven’t yet entered service.


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