Great news for commuters after ‘Goblin’ Class 710s launch

The Gospel Oak to Barking line got the first of its new trains on May 23 when two Class 710 four-car EMUs were launched into service late morning. 

The two sets worked two full diagrams the following day. The announcement from Transport for London came with less than 24 hours notice.

Class 710 No. 710261 at Upper Holloway with the first public service using the new trains – the 11.36 Gospel Oak-Barking, on May 23. JAMIE SQUIBBS

The move will be a welcome step for users of the route, who have had to endure a 30-minute rather than 15-minute frequency since mid-March, as well as chronic overcrowding.

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