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Apparently loads of enthusiasts knew in advance... us Usenauts seem to
be out of the loop!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSts1YN3MPc

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On 23/06/2017 12:29, Basil Jet wrote:

Apparently loads of enthusiasts knew in advance... us Usenauts seem to
be out of the loop!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSts1YN3MPc


Maybe it was all over the Cambridge newsgroups?
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Old June 23rd 17, 12:34 PM posted to uk.transport.london,uk.railway
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On Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:29:42 +0100
Basil Jet wrote:
Apparently loads of enthusiasts knew in advance... us Usenauts seem to
be out of the loop!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSts1YN3MPc


I'd love to know what blind ******* designed the ugly front end. It looks
like a disfigured duck.

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In message , at 13:14:35 on Fri, 23 Jun
2017, Someone Somewhere remarked:

Apparently loads of enthusiasts knew in advance... us Usenauts seem
to be out of the loop!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSts1YN3MPc


Maybe it was all over the Cambridge newsgroups?


No, but I did see something a couple of days ago online announcing this
"first service".
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Basil Jet wrote:

Apparently loads of enthusiasts knew in advance... us Usenauts seem to
be out of the loop!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSts1YN3MPc


I see that, as expected, the seats are described as harder than in the old
trains they're replacing, and they seem to be mainly longitudinal, as with
other TfL trains; the early pictures of the interior usually featured the
few transverse seats. At least the aircon works.



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On 2017\06\23 14:00, Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 13:14:35 on Fri, 23 Jun
2017, Someone Somewhere remarked:

Apparently loads of enthusiasts knew in advance... us Usenauts seem
to be out of the loop!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSts1YN3MPc


Maybe it was all over the Cambridge newsgroups?


No, but I did see something a couple of days ago online announcing this
"first service".


I suppose you were too busy using news:uk.transport.london to discuss
Ely minicab licensing to forward the information there?
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On 23.06.17 12:29, Basil Jet wrote:

Apparently loads of enthusiasts knew in advance... us Usenauts seem to
be out of the loop!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSts1YN3MPc


Can we thus assume that Phase I of Crossrail service has started, with
the first 345 wheels turning in anger?
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On 23.06.17 12:29, Basil Jet wrote:

Apparently loads of enthusiasts knew in advance... us Usenauts seem to
be out of the loop!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSts1YN3MPc

Can we thus assume that Phase I of Crossrail service has started, with
the first 345 wheels turning in anger?


Well, sort of. They're not using the Elizabeth line branding yet, as the
current route is no different to what it was before the new trains were
introduced, though there's been lots of trackwork. You could have done
exactly the same trip long ago.

And, this isn't even the first Crossrail track to be used: the Stockley
Flyover has that claim to fame.
http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/major-milestone-reached-in-the-construction-of-stockley-flyover

So Heathrow Connect's use of the Stockley Flyover from the end of 2014
could be said to be the first phase of Crossrail to have been brought into
use.

And the 345s aren't even phase 2; the Acton diveunder probably gets that
award:
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/201...on-dive-under/

So this latest development might be best described as the third phase of
Crossrail to come into use (unless I've missed out any others!).

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mber.org, at 19:54:35 on Fri, 23 Jun 2017, Recliner
remarked:
Can we thus assume that Phase I of Crossrail service has started, with
the first 345 wheels turning in anger?


Well, sort of. They're not using the Elizabeth line branding yet, as the
current route is no different to what it was before the new trains were
introduced, though there's been lots of trackwork. You could have done
exactly the same trip long ago.

And, this isn't even the first Crossrail track to be used: the Stockley
Flyover has that claim to fame.
http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/major-milestone-reached-in-the-construction-of-stockley-flyover

So Heathrow Connect's use of the Stockley Flyover from the end of 2014
could be said to be the first phase of Crossrail to have been brought into
use.

And the 345s aren't even phase 2; the Acton diveunder probably gets that
award:
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/201...on-dive-under/

So this latest development might be best described as the third phase of
Crossrail to come into use (unless I've missed out any others!).


They've been doing trackwork south of Shenfield station, and it's
possible that some new movements, which that permits, are in service.
But I've not been on site.
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On 2017\06\23 13:34, d wrote:

I'd love to know what blind ******* designed the ugly front end. It looks
like a disfigured duck.


Now you mention it...

Class 345...
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....1nrN9gwvyL.jpg

Orville The Duck...
http://www.railtechnologymagazine.co...ford_depot.jpg


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