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New trains on Hertford North route announced

Posted: Thu 18 Feb, 2016 12:08 pm
by JohnSmith
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:

Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Posted: Thu 18 Feb, 2016 5:49 pm
by Golden
Its about time; maybe you'll get Oyster/contactless soon and then I may be tempted to take the long walk!!

Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Posted: Fri 19 Feb, 2016 9:34 am
by Kateg28
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.

Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Posted: Fri 19 Feb, 2016 11:24 am
by highwood38
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...)

Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Posted: Sat 20 Feb, 2016 9:40 am
by codek2
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?

Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Posted: Sun 21 Feb, 2016 9:26 am
by JohnSmith
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.