Class 730 fleet
In addition to our new diesel train fleet we are excited to be welcoming a total of 36 brand-new electric trains.
These trains will be with us in the next year or so, but we are able to share some background to their development, testing, and their journey towards transforming your future travels with us.
New electric class 730 fleet:
- 36 trains in 3 car formation to replace the Class 323s and doubling capacity for passengers on the Cross-City line
- Expected to be coming into passenger service during 2022-2023
The first of our new electric fleet is being manufactured by Alstom. Despite some challenges caused by the pandemic the fleet has begun its rigorous programme of testing, both in the UK and at the famous Velim facility in Czechia.
Once testing is complete and our teams are all trained, we will launch this fleet into passenger service on our network. So, watch this space for more exciting developments, as this programme makes strides towards helping bring more electric trains to our network.
This video shows one of the trains in the fleet on the test track in Czechia.