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Extra carriages for Overground trains?
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ladywotlunches


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Post: #1
15-05-2013 11:16 AM

Does anyone know if/when the extra 5th carriage will be added to the Overground trains on our route? I'm positive I read this somewhere at the end of last year, but the trains seem no longer yet.

The morning/evening crush on the stretch HOP-Canada Water is just getting silly! Apparently these carriages are meant to be air-conditioned. You wouldn't know it, and its not even summer.

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edpaff


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Joined: Apr 2012
Post: #2
15-05-2013 11:34 AM

A bit of a wait yet, I'm afraid...

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/ne...27861.aspx

Quote:
"We are looking forward to introducing the longer trains from the end of 2014, starting on the East London Line."

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ladywotlunches


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15-05-2013 01:12 PM

Thanks - but ugh, that's going to be a hot summer!

Still, pleased to see that the carriages are being manufactured in the UK. And I congratulate my fellow passengers on the creative loading of our trains - 'each carriage can carry approximately 150 passengers'? Pah, I'm sure we easily double that when needed in the crush hour!

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Sherwood


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17-05-2013 07:54 AM

I tried to get on at Brockley one morning and gave up after three trains came in and I could not get in them!

Packed like sardines!

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Chipcity


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17-05-2013 12:51 PM

That was one of the reasons that we did not consider Brockley when we purchased in Forest Hill as the extra couple of stops sometimes makes it almost impossible to get on.... and a tight fit if you can.

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