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Gatwick Express has begun static testing the first of the Class 387/2 Electrostar EMU’s at Bombardier Transportations’s Derby plant.
Gatwick Express have ordered 27 Class 387/2 EMU’s are scheduled to be in service for 2016. The Class 387/2’s will be used between London Victoria station and Gatwick airport and will replace the fleet of Class 442 EMUs.
The Class 397/2 is based on the Class 387/1 which were ordered by Thameslink’s branded services, however the new EMUs will have additional luggage space and ‘easier boarding’ for airport passengers.
Angie Doll, Passenger Service Director for Gatwick Express, said: “The benefits our passengers will receive will also be felt by those travelling from Brighton, as in the off-peak some of these trains will be extended to this station.”
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