More passengers in Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire enjoy new trains
More rail passengers in Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire are now able to travel on new trains after the first of Greater Anglia’s electric commuter trains entered passenger service on two new routes.
The 5.58 from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge was operated by a new train today (Wednesday, August 25), before making several trips between Cambridge, Cambridge North and London Liverpool Street.
Meanwhile, another new train went into passenger service on the Hertford East branch line between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East, after early morning journeys from Cambridge to Stratford and between Broxbourne and Liverpool Street.
The journeys marked the first time Greater Anglia’s new Alstom – formerly Bombardier – electric commuter trains have been in passenger service on the company’s West Anglia routes. Some are already in passenger service on the Great Eastern mainline between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria, Southminster, Braintree, Clacton, Ipswich, and Colchester Town.
Andrew Goodrum, Greater Anglia client and programme director, said: “We’re delighted that customers on our West Anglia route can now enjoy these new trains – especially coming at a time when more people are being encouraged to return to the office. We’re confident they will significantly improve their journeys, whether it be for work or leisure.”
Piers Wood, Alstom customer director, Rolling Stock, added: "It’s great news that these state-of-the-art trains are now in service on the West Anglia route. We have worked closely with Greater Anglia to ensure these British-built trains can add vital capacity as passengers return to rail.”
For more information, go to greateranglia.co.uk/newtrains/latest-news.