CLASS 717 PRODUCTION PASSES HALFWAY

New Siemens fleet for Great Northern Moorgate service set for autumn debut

Emergency egress door: unit No 717005 with the steps for emergency evacuation deployed.

By the beginning of May Siemens had finished construction of 13 of the 25x6-car Class 717 EMUs for Govia Thameslink Railway’s Great Northern suburban services from Welwyn Garden City, Hertford and Stevenage into Moorgate. The £200 million fleet is being built at the manufacturer’s Krefeld site in Germany, with trains undergoing testing at Wildenrath prior to moving to the UK.

Want to read more?

This is a premium article and requires an active Key Modern Railways subscription.

Existing subscriber? Sign in now

No subscription?

Pick one of our introductory offers

3 months

Standard subscription rate £29.99 + VAT

Launch rate £14.99 + VAT

Subscribe now
Reccomended

12 months

Standard subscription rate £69.99 + VAT

Launch rate £34.99 + VAT

Subscribe now

9 months

Standard subscription rate £39.99 + VAT

Launch rate £19.99 + VAT

Subscribe now