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Introducing the Class 707 train – new for Southeastern passengers

Increasing capacity and delivering new rolling stock for our Metro is one of our key commitments. 

To support this, we have been working with South Western Railway (SWR) to take over the running of their fleet of 30 Class 707 trains. 

Built by Siemens and leased through Angel Trains, these trains have been in service with South Western Railway since 2017, but are due to be replaced by their new Arterio fleet. 

With more people set to return to rail in the coming months, we are getting ready to introduce the first of the Class 707 trains on our Metro routes. 

a train that is painted blue

Launching in the Autumn, this new addition to our fleet will increase the amount of space available on the routes from Dartford, Sevenoaks and Hayes into London terminals. 

These modern, spacious and air-conditioned trains will deliver a significant improvement in the passenger experience on our busier London routes, replacing some of our older ‘Networker’ trains.

interior of a Class 707 train carriage

The launch of the preview service in the Autumn will be followed by the full service later in 2022, when all 30 units have transferred across from South Western Railway.

Features of the new trains include:

  • Open, bright and spacious interior
  • Two wheelchair spaces per 5-carriage train
  • 271 seats, plug sockets and free Wi-Fi
  • Airconditioned with improved heating and ventilation
  • Passenger information screens throughout the train

There are no toilets on the 707 trains as they were designed to maximise space, so there is more capacity for standing or seating. The Class 707 trains will be used on our shorter Metro routes rather than longer distances. 

Our new trains will be able to call at the stations in the route map below:

Class 707 train route map

We will be posting regular updates on the introduction of the new fleet over the coming months. 

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