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Thameslink Rolling Stock
All rolling stock used on Thameslink is electrically powered dual-voltage units using 25 kV AC overhead power north of Farringdon and 750 V DC third rail to the south.
Thameslink Current Fleet
  • Class 700
Class 700 trains were delivered between 2015 and 2018, providing an additional 14,500 seats. Siemens Mobility was named preferred bidder on 16 June 2011, with the Desiro City train family.
The contract was signed in June 2013 for 1,140 carriages, with 55 twelve-car and 60 eight-car trains. The depots are at Hornsey and Three Bridges. The Three Bridges depot opened in October 2015 and the first trains entered service in spring 2016. All units are now in service, having replaced the Class 319 and Class 387 fleets.
  • Siemens Desiro 700 Desiro City   EMU
all Thameslink services   2015–2018
Thameslink Past Fleet
  • Class 319
Rolling stock used on Thameslink included the 86 Class 319 trains built between 1987–1988 and 1990. These are electrically powered dual-voltage four-car units rated to carry 289, 308 or 319 passengers. Four Class 319 trains had been transferred from Southern in December 2008 and the last four followed in March 2009, from which point they were all on Thameslink. The last was withdrawn in August 2017.
  • Class 377
First Capital Connect acquired 23 four-coach Class 377 sets during 2009 on sublease from Southern, for the Thameslink route for additional capacity and to allow some of the Class 319 trains to be released for the Catford Loop service to Sevenoaks, now jointly operated with Southeastern under Key Output 0 of the Thameslink Programme.
  • Class 317
Class 317 units built in the early 1980s were still in use when services into Moorgate ceased in March 2009: the last timetabled service ran from Farringdon to Bedford on 9 October 2009.
  • Class 387
Due to delays in the new Class 700 fleet, the DfT and Southern ordered 116 electric dual-voltage 110-mile-per-hour (180 km/h) carriages (29 trains) with the option for another 140 carriages (35 trains). The tender for the new Class 387 trains was won by Bombardier and the first set entered service in December 2014, with all in service by May 2015. By 2018, all units were replaced by the new Class 700 fleet with the Class 387 fleet moving over to the Great Northern brand.
Thameslink Overview
Thameslink Locale:
South East England
Greater London
East of England
Thameslink Predecessor:
Thameslink, 2 Mar 1997 – 31 Mar 2006
First Capital Connect, 1 Apr 2006 – 13 Sep 2014
Thameslink Current Operator(s): Govia Thameslink Railway, 14th Sep 2014 – 1 April 2028
Thameslink Termini:
Bedford, Peterborough, Cambridge,
Sutton, Orpington, Sevenoaks, Rainham, Horsham, Brighton
Thameslink Stops: St PancrasBlackfriars
Thameslink Train Number(s): TL
Thameslink Line(s) Used:
Brighton Main Line
Chatham Main Line
East Coast Main Line
Midland Main Line
Snow Hill tunnel
South Eastern Main Line
Sutton Loop Line
Thameslink Technical Rolling Stock: 115 Class 700 Desiro City
Thameslink Track Gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) standard gauge
25 kV 50 Hz AC OHLE
750 V DC third rail
Thameslink Track Owner(s): Network Rail
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