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Monday, April 6, 2020

New London Overground trains enter service

London Overground has now introduced its new Class 710 trains onto routes from Cheshunt, Chingford and Enfield Town into London Liverpool Street, bringing passengers a welcome boost in capacity.

Manufactured by Bombardier in Derby, the electric trains will increase capacity by around 10 per cent. Their walk-through design gives them an open and airy feel, while other benefits include air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, real-time information screens, USB charging points and more wheelchair spaces, making accessible travel easier.

The new trains will be introduced on a phased basis on these routes to ensure there is a smooth transition for customers and make sure they are operating reliably. It is expected all the new trains will be in service by the end of June.

Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport, said: “I’m delighted that London Overground services into London Liverpool Street are now being served by electric trains. These new state-of-the-art trains will improve reliability, boost capacity and deliver a range of additional benefits to passengers including free Wi-Fi and real-time information screens.”

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