Ex-Thameslink trains to carry London Gateway freight (RailNews)


FORMER Thameslink trains are set to carry freight in May, when a new scheme to bring merchandise into central London is due to begin. The proposal is to use former Class 319s with their seats removed and diesel engines added, to provide local freight services between the port of London Gateway and London Liverpool Street station.

The scheme has been prompted by the new charges for lorries entering the London Ultra-Low Emissions Zone, and Rail Operations Group is working with London Gateway owner DP World to develop the scheme.

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