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Building a Class 345 railcar for the Elizabeth line

A British how-it’s-made time lapse from Bombardier Rail Vehicles Production in Derby: Watch a new Elizabeth line ‘Class 345’ train being built, complete with 5 miles of welding and 50 miles of cabling. From TFL.gov.uk:

A fleet of 66 new 200 metre long trains built in the United Kingdom will run on the Elizabeth line, featuring nine walk-through carriages, air conditioning, CCTV and real-time travel information. Each train will be able to carry up to 1,500 people.

Stretching over 60 miles from Reading and Heathrow in the west across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, the Elizabeth line will stop at 40 stations – 10 newly built and 30 newly upgraded – and serve approximately 200 million people each year.

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