New First Capital Connect Thameslink train displayed at Sutton Station

Streatham Guardian: Station manager Angela Finbow with Katie Whitney from First Capital Connect Station manager Angela Finbow with Katie Whitney from First Capital Connect

Travellers were given a sneak peak at the future of their commute when a model of a new train went on show.

First Capital Connect brought a 2m long model of one of its new trains that are due to be introduced on the Thameslink route from 2016 to Sutton station.

The new trains will replace the existing 27-year-old fleet and are designed to be more spacious, energy efficicient and comfortable.

Staff from First Capital Connect were on hand to take questions from members of the public while the model was on display.

First Capital Connect managing director David Statham said: "Our Thameslink services are some of the most crowded in Britain and this new fleet will, from 2016, provide more spacious trains which passengers desperately need.

"We want passengers to see what they will be travelling in and hear how the new fleet will transform their journeys."

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5:16pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Michael Pantlin says...

A life size train could have been put on display at Sutton if they hadn't ripped up all the sidings.
A life size train could have been put on display at Sutton if they hadn't ripped up all the sidings. Michael Pantlin
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9:42pm Sat 8 Mar 14

ResidentTony says...

The new train looks great. Excellent news for Sutton's commuters. I hope the new trains have plenty of signs up asking mobile phone owners to respect their fellow commuters trying to read a newspaper without being forced to listen to an inane conversation
The new train looks great. Excellent news for Sutton's commuters. I hope the new trains have plenty of signs up asking mobile phone owners to respect their fellow commuters trying to read a newspaper without being forced to listen to an inane conversation ResidentTony
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12:17pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Marie from Sutton says...

Yeah, new shiny trains !

Will they run on time though ..........
Yeah, new shiny trains ! Will they run on time though .......... Marie from Sutton
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