REVEALED: accessible area on board Greater Anglia’s new electric commuter trains


Greater Anglia has unveiled the accessible area and features on one of the company’s new electric commuter trains which will go into passenger service between Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Ipswich and London Liverpool Street.

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Greater Anglia test drivers learn to drive new trains on hi-tech simulators

Train drivers who will be test driving Greater Anglia’s brand-new electric commuter trains have just started their initial training, using hi-tech simulators.

Twelve experienced train drivers are being trained to drive Greater Anglia’s new electric commuter trains which are being built by UK manufacturer, Bombardier.

Two simulators – full-size replicas of the train cabs – have been installed at the company’s training academy in Stratford.

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What’s happening about Greater Anglia’s new trains during lockdown?

Greater Anglia is currently replacing every single old train with brand new state-of-the-art trains built especially for us. During the current lockdown, we are continuing with our new trains programme - with testing, platform building work and staff training all taking place, so that more new trains can go into passenger service. Of course, all this has to be carried out despite the various consequences of the coronavirus outbreak, such as staff absence, effects on the supply chain and Government guidelines on social distancing to keep our staff safe.

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Greater Anglia improves WiFi speeds on its new fleet of trains

The free WiFi on Greater Anglia’s fleet of new trains is now even faster thanks to an upgrade.

The train operator has worked with its provider to increase the bandwidth on the new Stadler trains which operate on regional routes in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, the Norwich – London mainline and will be running Stansted Express services.

Before the coronavirus outbreak, Greater Anglia recorded an increase in the number of people using the WiFi on these trains.

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Maiden voyage to London for first of Greater Anglia’s brand new electric commuter trains

The first of Greater Anglia’s new electric trains which will replace the company’s old trains used on lines into London from Essex, Cambridge, Hertfordshire and Ipswich has completed its maiden voyage to Liverpool Street.

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First of Greater Anglia’s brand-new electric commuter trains goes on test run

Greater Anglia has now started testing the first of its brand-new electric commuter trains which will provide thousands of extra seats for commuters on their journeys to London.

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