Cross London Trains

London

Project Value - 1.6bn

Project Sector - Rail

UK

About The Project

Cross London Trains Limited is the principal operating company of a group of companies formed to deliver the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project, comprising the purchase, from Siemens, of 115 new Class 700 trains for leasing to the Train Operating Company responsible for the Thameslink passenger rail franchise.

The Class 700 is the first train in the country to feature the new European Train Control System (ETCS), combined with an Automatic Train Operation System (ATOS). It is also designed to be 25% lighter than existing trains and up to 25% more energy efficient.

The interior is designed to increase capacity and passenger comfort, with wide doors, wheelchair accessibility and extra space for luggage and bicycles. Carriages feature panoramic windows, climate controlled temperature and information screens, providing updates such as which carriages are full and ongoing transport links.

HCP provide Financial Management and Company Secretarial Services to the project.

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