|Number built:||1140 (115 8 and 12 car units) [pending]|
|Engine:||Siemens traction system (750v DC third rail / 25kV AC OHLE)|
|Formation:||(700/0) Driving Motor Composite Open (DMCO)+Pantograph Trailer
Standard Open (PTSO)+Motor Standard Open (MSO)+Trailer
Standard Open (TSO)+TSO+MSO+PTSO+DMCO
The Class 700 was originally planned to enter service in 2012 though was delayed - mostly due to political and legal not technical reasons. The first train arrived in the UK in 2015 and entered service in the Summer of 2016 with Thameslink.
The Class 700 comes in two versions, the 700/0 is an 8-car unit and the 700/1 a 12 car unit. There will eventually be 60 700/0s and 55 700/1s. All are expected to be delivered by 2019.
|700 105 at Bedford|
|700 105 again at Bedford, alongside 387 118|
|700 003 at St Pancras|
|700 003 again, this time at Bedford|