For our final look at passenger suburban services considered in the draft Kent Route Study we look at a route which is, in many ways, a bit of an oddball – not least because it doesn’t have a current (or predicted) problem with capacity: the Victoria-Dartford service. The service in question utilises a connection, otherwise unused by regular passenger trains, to connect the suburban heartlands of the London Bridge Metro services with Victoria. Seeing a train on the destination boards ...
It has been argued that while the UK rail industry is now introducing rolling stock that is more advanced than ever, the time has come to focus on pushing the envelope even further with pioneering designs. But what defines third-generation railway cars? If a passenger happens to board a new Desiro City train on Thameslink, or, for example, the Class 345 stock which in June made its first appearance on the Elizabeth Line, they are stepping on to what can be classed as second-generation trains. ...
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