Saturday, 6 August 2016

The Elizabeth Line (Previously "Crossrail") Receives First New Trains.



A new aluminum-bodied Bombardier electric multiple unit Train
on display for media in Derby, England.
Photo: Keith Fender.
Illustration: TRAINS


This Article is taken from TRAINS

By Keith Fender.
29 July 2016.

LONDON — The first of sixty-six, new, nine-car electric multiple unit Trains, for London's East to West underground Crossrail Line, was unveiled on 29 July to the international media at the Plant in Derby, England, about 120 miles North of London, where Bombardier are building the Trains.

The Trains will enter service during 2017, initially operating from existing Main Stations at Paddington and Liverpool Street. Services in the Crossrail Tunnel (now known as The Elizabeth Line) will begin in Late-2018. The Route is expected to carry over half a million people each day when fully operational in 2019.

Each of the nine-car 90-mph Trains can carry up to 1,500 people. The light, aluminum-bodied, Cars are designed to reduce energy consumption and track wear.

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