Here’s a bit of good news after a difficult few years for commuters as Southeastern will finally be receiving some additional trains.
The extra carriages will come from Thameslink as they are displaced by new trains arriving there. The incoming trains are around 10 years old – and will go on lines into Kent such as Maidstone and Ashford.
It frees up Networker trains to bolster suburban services to Dartford, Gillingham, Hayes and the like. The 25 year-old Networkers are looking pretty tired these days though.
Around three trains will be moving over in coming days. More will follow in coming months. In total 17 trains of four carriages will move. That’s 68 carriages in total.