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Govia Thameslink Railway Rolling Stock
In order to replace the Class 319 trains and to operate the expanded Thameslink network, a fleet of 115 eight- and twelve-car Class 700 trains had been procured during the franchise term of First Capital Connect. These entered service between 2016 and 2019.
As a consequence of the delayed procurement of the Class 700 trains, 29 Class 387 trains had also been ordered for the Thameslink route to release the Class 319 trains to newly electrified routes. Deliveries were completed during 2014 and the trains entered service later that year.
It was originally planned that once the Class 700s began entering service, the Class 387s would be transferred to Great Western Railway for use on routes in the Thames Valley. However, a change of plans saw GWR order an entirely new fleet of Class 387s, so the Thameslink units were instead cascaded to the Great Northern route following delivery of the Class 700s.
In addition to these, GTR ordered 25 new six-car trains to replace 40-year-old Class 313 units, which were being run on the Great Northern suburban services out of Moorgate. During December 2015, Siemens was selected to provide these as a follow-on to the Class 700 order. They were designated as the Class 717 in June 2016, and were first introduced in September 2018.
In May 2023 the Southern Class 313 units were withdrawn from service.
Govia Thameslink Railway Notes
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Govia Thameslink Railway Overview
Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern
14 September 2014 – 1 April 2028
Main Region(s):
South East England
Greater London
East Anglia
Stations Operated: 238
Parent Company:
(Go-Ahead Group 65%, Keolis 35%)
Reporting Mark: GN, GX, SN, TL
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