London Overground lines to get new trains in 2018

London Overground_indexTransport for London (TfL) announced it will award a £260m contract to Bombardier for 45 EMUs for the expanding London Overground rail network. Delivery of the trains will start in 2018.
The 45 new trains will operate on the Liverpool Street to Enfield Town, Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) and Chingford routes, which became part of the TfL network in May, as well as on the routes between Barking and Gospel Oak and between Romford and Upminster.
„This brand new fleet of trains will enable London Overground to carry a growing number of passengers more reliably and speedily than ever”, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, said.
„These 45 new trains will significantly improve the comfort, reliability and overall quality of train services for our customers”, Mike Brown MVO, Managing Director of London Rail, underlined.


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