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Customers using London Overground services out of London Liverpool Street to Chingford, Cheshunt and Enfield Town are now benefiting from more reliable services as the final new Class 710 trains were introduced.
These new British-built 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.
Rory O’Neill, TfL’s General Manager for London Overground, said: “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.”
Class 710 trains now operate on these routes as well as Gospel Oak to Barking, Romford to Upminster and Watford Junction to Euston lines.
The existing Class 315 trains, which were around 40 years old and inherited from Greater Anglia when London Overground took services over, have now been retired from service.
Photo credit: Transport for London
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