The new rolling stock for London's Elizabeth (Crossrail) line has been unveiled in Derby by Bombardier.
Bombardier invited the media to its Derby site today for a first look at the new train for London’s Elizabeth line. Having been awarded a £1 billion order for 66 trains in 2014, Bombardier is now testing the first units. The first of the new trains will go into service under the TfL Rail brand in May 2017 between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. These will be seven-car trains rather than nine due to the shorter platforms at Liverpool Street station. Mike Brown MVO, London’s Transport Commissioner, said: “The Elizabeth line trains, which are a great showcase of British design and manufacture, will be running on part of our network within a year.