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Class 700 Enters Passenger Service

700108 at Brighton on 20th June, awaiting departure to London Bridge

photographs from Govia Thameslink Railway Media Relations

A Class 700 unit entered passenger service on 20th June with a"gentle" introduction on four off peak workings, commencing with the 10:02 from Brighton to London Bridge, which is pictured here prior to departure. The first workings across London were on 30th June with the 1W26 11:05 Brighton to Bedford and 2W43 13:54 Bedford to Three Bridges.

There had previously been a Media launch at Blackfriars, followed by an inaugural run, on 24th May, a report of which is to follow soon.

Passengers waiting to board the 10:02 to LondonBridge on 20th June worked by 700108

Pending a more comprehensive feature on the Class 700, herewith some data compiled 22nd July 2016:

Deliveries:
12 car
Unit 01 - 700106 31st July 2015
Unit 02 - 700107 30th September 2015
Unit 03 - 700108 28th October 2015
Unit 04 - 700110 16th December 2015
Unit 05 - 700109 6th January 2016
Unit 06 - 700111 20th January 2016
Unit 07 - 700102 2nd March 2016
Unit 09 - 700112 16th March 2016
Unit 10 - 700103 23rd March 2016
Unit 11 - 700113 30th March 2016
Unit 12 - 700114 20th April 2016
Unit 16 - 700104 1st June 2016
Unit 19 - 700105 6th July 2016
Unit 21 - 700115 19th July 2016

8 car
Unit 08 - 700002 9th March 2016
Unit 13 - 700003 27th April 2016
Unit 14 - 700004 4th May 2016
Unit 15 - 700005 18th May 2016
Unit 17 - 700006 8th June 2016
Unit 18 - 700007 29th June 2016
Unit 20 - 700010 13h July 2016

In service (all 12 car so far):
700108 - 20th June 2016
700109 - 23rd June 2016
700107 - 4th July 2016
700114 - 6th July 2016
700104 - 12th July 2016

The following have so far been trialled on the Great Northern (given are dates of arrival, but they may not currently be on the GN, based at Bounds Green):
700110 - 23rd April 2016
700004 - 22nd May 2016
700102 - 8th June 2016
700113 - 10th June 2016
700112 - 14th June 2016
700111 - 5th?? July 2016
700105 - 12th July 2016
700007 - 20th July 2016