OLD OAK’S NEW START

New depot in service: Elizabeth Line Aventra unit No 345013 stabled on the synchronised jacking road M9 at Old Oak Common; the Mechan jacks can lift a complete nine-car train. All photos by Antony Guppy
Driver training tool: Class 345 driver simulator at Old Oak Common, with the train approaching Stratford on the westbound.

Crossrail’s main depot for Class 345 trains is ramping up operations ahead of the launch of the Elizabeth Line later this year.

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