|Number built:||630 (70 9-car sets)|
|Engine:||Bombardier traction system (25kV AC OHLE)|
|No Class 341 was built but |
it did appear on a carrier bag!
Finally concrete proposals were formed up in the early 2000s with construction beginning in 2009, twenty one kilometres of new tunnels being needed under London. The first part of Crossrail to open officially is due at the end of 2019.
However the Class 345 entered service in the Summer of 2017, it being operated under the TfL Rail brand until the Elizabeth Line is opened officially. The Class 345 is currently used on TfL Rail routes from London Liverpool Street to Shenfield (though only as seven car sets as the platforms are not long enough for the full nine car train yet) and from London Paddington to Heathrow Airport.
The Class 345 is designed to be able to move a lot of people very quickly. The train is designed to be able to carry up to one thousand five hundred passengers at up to 140 km/h (90 mp/h).
|345 007 at London Liverpool Street|
|An unidentified Class 345 departs Stratford|
|Old and new at Liverpool Street, 321 314 and 345 007|
|345 015 at London Liverpool Street|