Aventra

  • TRAIN TEST: LONDON OVERGROUND CLASS 710

    TRAIN TEST: LONDON OVERGROUND CLASS 710

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    Transport for London’s Overground operation has transformed services on many local railways in the capital. As the city’s population grows and demand increases, its train fleet is expanding to create additional capacity. Ben Jones visits the modernised Gospel Oak to Barking line to sample the first Bombardier ‘Aventra’ design to enter service. Class 710 is the…

  • No Greater Anglia ‘Aventras’ before 2020

    No Greater Anglia ‘Aventras’ before 2020

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    By Ben Jones GREATER Anglia (GA) has confirmed it will not be able to introduce its Class 720 ‘Aventra’ EMUs before the end of 2019.  Production and testing of the new trains is running significantly behind schedule after Bombardier experienced delays with the introduction of Crossrail Class 345s and London Overground Class 710s.  However, the…

  • Greater Anglia Class 720 ready for testing at Derby

    Greater Anglia Class 720 ready for testing at Derby

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    BOMBARDIER has an order to build 111 ‘Aventra’ trains for Greater Anglia (GA), with five-car set No. 720501 having been completed. On November 4 it was outside the workshops at Litchurch Lane, Derby waiting to be moved to the commissioning area and testing on the short works line. Bombardier is building a total of 2210-car…

  • First Class 315 goes for scrap

    First Class 315 goes for scrap

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    OFF-LEASE set No. 315850 has been sent for scrap after a number of Class 345 ‘Aventra’ EMUs were accepted by TfL Rail for use between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. The Eversholt Rail-owned set had been in store at Wolverton Works, but on October 20 it was hauled to Booth’s scrapyard, Rotherham by Rail Operations Group…

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