New trains on Hertford North route announced

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JohnSmith
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New trains on Hertford North route announced

Postby JohnSmith » Thu 18 Feb, 2016 12:08 pm

The Hertford North to Moorgate route will be getting 25 new trains by the end of 2018.

http://www.siemens.co.uk/en/news_press/ ... london.htm

I bet you Hertford East users are well jel. :mrgreen:

Golden
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Postby Golden » Thu 18 Feb, 2016 5:49 pm

Its about time; maybe you'll get Oyster/contactless soon and then I may be tempted to take the long walk!!

Kateg28
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Postby Kateg28 » Fri 19 Feb, 2016 9:34 am

Awesome. I am particularly interested in the climate control element as this morning the climate was arctic. I could see my breath...

I do admit I am slightly proud that we can currently boast the oldest electric vehicles in mainline Britain.

highwood38
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Postby highwood38 » Fri 19 Feb, 2016 11:24 am

Good to see they've got wifi (though wonder how much it'll cost). I find the data signal pretty bad considering most of the journey is on fairly high lines through London.

Also given their current plan seems to be to add a minute on to the timetabled journey every year, presumably by the time these trains come in it'll take nearly fifty minutes even on the quick train (though at the minute I'd be quite pleased if it only took fifty minutes...)

codek2
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Postby codek2 » Sat 20 Feb, 2016 9:40 am

On twitter someone questioned how many trains the total hertford north/wgc route has?

This is 25, so does it replace the whole lot?

Hard to know, but I doubt there's many more than 25?

JohnSmith
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Postby JohnSmith » Sun 21 Feb, 2016 9:26 am

There are 44 x 3 car sets of the class 313 units operating on the route that runs into Moorgate.

There are 25 x 6 car sets in the new batch, so there are an extra 18 carriages.

chalkie911
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Postby chalkie911 » Sat 31 Mar, 2018 10:32 pm

Hello

Is anyone aware when the HN line will be receiving the new trains?

Thanks

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rogerstone
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Postby rogerstone » Mon 02 Apr, 2018 2:04 pm

Can't see any mention of toilets but in this day & age there must be onboard facilities, Mustn't there?

JohnSmith
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Postby JohnSmith » Mon 02 Apr, 2018 3:30 pm

I saw a tweet a week or so ago that showed one of the units being tested so, hopefully, they'll start introducing them soon.

This link (pdf) says that they have "modern toilet facilities." Whether or not you'll be able to get to them in the rush hour is another thing!

http://www.siemens.co.uk/pool/news_press/news_archive/2013/desiro-city-datasheet-high-res.pdf

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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Postby TcfL » Tue 03 Apr, 2018 9:07 am

Well this says new trains to Moorgate by 2019: https://www.greatnorthernrail.com/about ... -new-train and this 2018: https://www.greatnorthernrail.com/about ... ommitments so I wouldn't hold your breath.


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