LR was lucky enough today to spend some time on the ELL ahead of its upcoming reopening. Although there wasn’t the time (or permission) to stop everywhere and photograph everything, we were able to get some good pictures of New Cross Depot and some of the new stations. The depot photos are below (with some background for each one) and the station photos will follow shortly. Firstly, the depot itself includes the new Integrated Operations Centre for the ELL – the thoroughly concrete ...
378137 passes through Silwood Junction on a training run from New Cross to Dalston Junction 378137 approaches New Cross on a training run 378144 waits at New Cross whilst on crew training 378139 enters Dalston Junction whilst on a training run Many thanks to Bill for the pictures
Willesden depot will see some new visitors arriving later this spring, with eight Class 172 arriving to replace the existing Class 150 fleet running between Gospel Oak and Barking. With transverse seating and wider aisles, the new two-car DMUs should increase overall capacity despite having fewer seats. Each of the new Bombardier trains, the latest in the Turbostar family, also features air conditioning, wheelchair ramps and on-board audiovisual customer information. Unlike the Class 150 units, ...
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