Just wondering, what will the timetable be during the Brentwood to Shenfield closure, and how will trains reverse at Brentwood?
Timetables here tfl.gov.uk/modes/tfl-rail/tfl-rail-timetables Trains reverse at Brentwood using a new cross over to the west of the station. There will be a bus service between Brentwood and Shenfield, I don't think Greater Anglia services will serve Brentwood.
Last weekend 345 006 was in the yard at Gidea Park (7 cars being approximately the same length as the 8-car 315s) and this morning I noticed 345 007 stabled at Ilford.
So as far as I'm aware, that makes 4 delivered, with 345002, which I understand will return for modifications, and 345 005 having been delivered beforehand.
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Oh wow, very short time until the 315s are all gone, best get a ride on one asap!
Not all gone for ages. End of 2019.
surely the 315s have to be gone well before the core opens? I thought it wouldn't take that long to replace them as there aren't that many required to run the service? 11 345s by September sounds like that's most of the off peak service?
Full length 345s can't run into Liverpool Street until after the tunnel section is in operation. (The 7 car 345s are longer than the 8 car 315s.) Peak hour services to Liverpool Street remain even after the full through service is running.
Once the initial trains from Shenfield are running through the tunnel space to allow platforms at Liverpool Street to be lengthened is created.
There are 22 x 8 car trains allocated to the existing service (44 units)
Don't forget 345s will be needed to start the Abbey Wood - Paddington service.