First look at new Crossrail trains


I’ve been a bit short of prototype posts recently – too many exhibitions to visit, I guess.  So here’s an article from the Telegraph.  These new Crossrail trains are due to enter service on the new cross-London line in 2017 and will have free Wi-Fi and 4G access – you need never miss an ESNGblog post (assuming I am still writing by then!)  The Telegraph reports:

TFL has unveiled designs for the new Crossrail trains due to enter service from May 2017.

Constructed by Bombardier, each train be will be one and a half times longer than the longest Tube, with nine walk-through carriages providing space for 1,500 passengers, and four dedicated wheelchair spaces.  With just 50 seats per carriage, 1,050 of those 1,500 potential passengers would have to stand.

Running between Reading to the west of London and Shenfield to the east, the train’s boast features including intelligent lighting and temperature…

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