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Dear All,

Below is a copy of a letter put out today by Londonlines. It Reads thus:

New Trains for the North London Line

Train builder Bombardier is to supply the North London Railway and East London Line (London Rail Concession) with 152 Electrostar electric multiple unit vehicles similar to the successful Class 357 units used by c2c and the Class 376 units used by South Eastern.

The units will be serviced at a purpose built depot at New Cross Gate in East London and delivery will begin in July 2008, with the last unit delivered in May 2009. Included in the contract are options for the manufacture of an additional 196 cars.

Should we be successful in winning the bid for the london Rail Concession which we are working together at the moment, we look forward to overseeing the introduction of these new trains, and delivering a step change in passenger services on the new route.

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I will reserve comment on this matter at this time and let yourselfs do the honour of commenting on it instead.

Keithy
 
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Well 377s use Guards between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction
Are they? I thought they were DOO like the rest of Southern's operation. I never see them when im working on the Willesden - Clapham service. Perhaps they are invisible;) .

Well by the time these trains come online i would have completed 30 years on the railway and hope that if they are DOO that i am made redundant rather then being made surplus to requiements.

Keihty
 

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Well 377s use Guards between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction
Harrow and Watford (Main Line) do not have DOO mirrors/cameras etc fitted. They did fit DOO facilities to Euston-Northampton stations for 317s, but with a union dispute it was never used. Was ripped out a few years later after 321s were introduced. The DOO stuff was positioned for 317s so couldn't be used for 321s...quality!

Don't see why the new stuff can't be DOO, although i am a bit concerned at three car units. longer trains are desperately needed on the NLL.
 

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Harrow and Watford (Main Line) do not have DOO mirrors/cameras etc fitted. They did fit DOO facilities to Euston-Northampton stations for 317s, but with a union dispute it was never used. Was ripped out a few years later after 321s were introduced. The DOO stuff was positioned for 317s so couldn't be used for 321s...quality!

Don't see why the new stuff can't be DOO, although i am a bit concerned at three car units. longer trains are desperately needed on the NLL.
The 321/319/317 are praticly the all the same units, so why wouldnt it work for 321s?
 
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