The first train built for Londons Elizabeth line has gone into passenger service on the capitals rail network.
It is the first of 66 Class 345 EMUs being built by Bombardier in Derby for the Elizabeth line, which is being opened in stages up to 2019.
Transport for London (TfL) has said 11 of the new trains, including 345 005, will be put into passenger service on the TfL Rail route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield by the autumn.
The new fleet will begin operating through the Elizabeth lines central core when the tunnels open in December 2018.
Each of the trains are currently 160 metres long and consist of seven cars, but there are plans to extend them to nine cars in the future.
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The first train built for London's Elizabeth line has gone into passenger service on the capital's rail network. It is the first of 66 Class 345 EMUs being b
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