Visit model of Thameslink electric Class 700 train at St Albans City Station

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Picture: PA pictures. Picture: PA pictures.

Passengers across St Albans district will get the opportunity to view a model and video of the new Thameslink train.

A model of the new state-of-the-art electric Class 700 train, which aims to offer more frequent services to St Albans, will be on show at the city's station on Wednesday, February 12 from 3.30pm to 8pm.

The trains will run on the line in 2016 and are expected to add a third more fast service, from 18 to 24, to the three-hour morning peak. In the busiest hour of the morning peak all Thameslink north services that run fast between St Albans and London will be formed of 12 carriages, delivering approximately 30 per cent more seats.

Over the full three hour peak there will be over 50 per cent more carriages providing approximately 30 per cent more seats. On the stopping services there will be over 50 per cent more carriages and 24 instead of today’s 17.

This is part of the Government-sponsored £6.5bn Thameslink Programme. Visitors will also get the chance to speak to the First Capital Connect Project team.

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