Pas­sen­ger spec­i­fi­ca­tions for WR Class 701s

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South Western Rail­way Class 701 elec­tric mul­ti­ple units will carry up to 1,219 pas­sen­gers, ac­cord­ing to the fran­chise spec­i­fi­ca­tion re­leased by Gov­ern­ment on Jan­uary 25.

The de­tails of the agree­ment show that a ten-car set will have 546 seats and space for 673 stand­ing pas­sen­gers. SWR has 60 of these sets on or­der. A five-car ‘701’ will have 269 seats and 330 stand­ing spa­ces. Thirty are on or­der.

Bom­bardier is build­ing the Aven­tras at Derby Litchurch Lane, with the first due to be re­leased next year.

The doc­u­ment also shows that the five-car sets were to be clas­si­fied as Class 705s, while the ten-car trains were to be ‘711s’. In­stead, these will be ‘701s’, and the ten Aven­tras or­dered for c2c will be Class 711s.

Rock Rail is fi­nanc­ing the SWR fleet.

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