New trains on Hertford North route announced

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chalkie911
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by chalkie911 » Mon 13 Aug, 2018 10:37 pm

Hello

Has anyone heard any news or updates re the date for the introduction of the new trains into the Hertford Loop?

Thanks
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by JohnSmith » Mon 05 Nov, 2018 1:36 pm

There's actually a "soft preview" service that runs on Friday afternoons from Moorgate to Gordon Hill. It leaves Moorgate around 1430. From what I've seen it runs non-stop from Finsbury Park to Gordon Hill.
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by Toady » Tue 06 Nov, 2018 11:14 pm

Now that sounds good, if I can get away from work early. from what I understand of new train introduction elsewhere on the network, soft start is definitely the way to go..
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by JohnSmith » Sat 17 Nov, 2018 11:03 am

Has anyone noticed the posters at Hertford North regarding the new trains?

All of the new trains are 6 carriages (and you can walk the whole length of the train without going through any doors).

The posters at Hertford North say that if you intend to get off at any station between Highbury & Islington and Moorgate you should use the front 5 carriages.

Have they designed trains that are too long for the platforms in the underground section?
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by chalkie911 » Thu 24 Jan, 2019 7:18 pm

Does anyone have a reliable update on anticipated timing for the introduction of the new trains at rush hours?

Thank you
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by JohnSmith » Thu 24 Jan, 2019 9:22 pm

From what I've gleaned from the train geeks on twitter, there are now 3 trains that are running limited services (Moorgate to Gordon Hill) and they will be brought into full service on 28 January. The remaining units will then be phased in over the next 3 months.
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by thefair1973 » Thu 31 Jan, 2019 12:59 pm

I've been on the new train from Moorgate to Gordon Hill this week - they run through the day off-peak. More seats and more room for standing, so in theory, there should be a little less "can you move down please" once they've launched.
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by JohnSmith » Thu 31 Jan, 2019 7:51 pm

There are fewer seats on the new trains.
462 on a 6 car unit on the old trains, 362 on the new trains.
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by thefair1973 » Tue 05 Feb, 2019 2:40 pm

I stand corrected ;)
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Re: New trains on Hertford North route announced

Post by Steve » Tue 05 Feb, 2019 6:44 pm

Interesting that the new trains being introduced at Hertford East are 10-car units with 1100 seats.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_720
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