New c2c trains with more seats for Fenchurch Street commuters now being tested
PUBLISHED: 12:34 03 November 2016 | UPDATED: 14:44 03 November 2016
More seats are being added for rail commuters with new trains on the Fenchurch Street network through east London and South Essex.
The first new trains for 13 years go ‘on track’ on C2C operators’ Southend and Tilbury services this month, with 24 carriages now being tested at the company’s East Ham depot.
Driver training is being carried out, ready for the new trains to enter passenger service this month.
A new timetable starts January 9 with four extra ‘fast’ trains during the rush-hour and at least three trains doubled in length to eight carriages.
The 24 carriages, built in Derby, go into service in three stages before Christmas and a fourth phase when the new timetable begins in the New Year.