London Overground completes introduction of new train fleet

London Overground has purchased 54 new Aventra Class 710 trains from Bombardier Transportation UK.

London Overground has completed the introduction into service of its new Class 710 trains.

The new trains are now operating services out of London Liverpool Street to Chingford, Cheshunt and Enfield Town, as well as on the Gospel Oak to Barking, Romford to Upminster and Watford Junction to Euston lines.

Built by Bombardier Transportation in Derby, the new electric trains have replaced the oldest rolling stock operating on the London Overground, meaning customers now receive a more reliable service as well as interconnected walk-through carriages, free Wi-Fi, real-time information screens, USB charging points and more wheelchair spaces to make accessible travel easier.

The existing Class 315 trains, which were around 40 years old and inherited from Greater Anglia when London Overground took over, have now been retired from service.

Rory O’Neill, Transport for London.

Rory O’Neill, TfL’s general manager for London Overground, commented: “Customers using these routes will now benefit from a more reliable service now these new trains have been introduced. 

“Replacing the oldest trains on the London Overground, these new trains will provide customer a number of benefits including increased capacity, free Wi-Fi, USB charging points and improved accessibility.”

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