Bombardier Class 710 trains (3)

MQT on 2018-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2018
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Would you agree that following acceptance by Arriva Rail London, training a pool of drivers large enough to operate the Barking – Gospel Oak service with Class 710 units would take at least a further eight weeks?


Answer for Bombardier Class 710 trains (3)
Bombardier Class 710 trains (3)

Bombardier Class 710 trains (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London is working with Arriva Rail London (ARL) on a number of initiatives to increase the driver training rate. ARL is ready to progress driver training as soon as Bombardier Transportation has resolved the software issues in order to allow the earliest possible introduction of the trains into passenger service.