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Quality of Greater Anglia rolling stock

Source: Andrew

I'm a commuter who uses Abellio Greater Anglia and the impact of faulty trains is causing more misery for passengers right across Essex and East Anglia, including where I live near Rayleigh.

I hate it when I hear "Oh we are sorry for the delays caused to your service, this is due to a faulty train or a broken down train". Those Class 321s and Class 317s are not far off 30 years old but, they are decaying very badly with broken seats, faulty doors, toilets not working properly, windows won't open as it's been locked or it's too stiff to open the windows.

I think we need brand new trains so that there won't be any more delays or faulty broken-down trains causing hours of disruptions across Essex and East Anglia to/from London Liverpool Street.

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Andrew Gwilt   16/11/2017 at 01:59

That was me who said that. But yes I have experienced with rubbish trains always breaking down so often. Trenitalia c2c are not that bad. Despite they have their own problems whenever it comes to broken down trains or disrupted passengers or even signalling failures. But Greater Anglia always seems to have problems including their trains keeping on breaking down that causes delays to services and yes Greater Anglia are ordering brand new trains that will enter service in late 2019/early 2020 and to replace the current ageing rolling stocks. Except the Class 360's, Class 170's and Class 379's that will be transferred elsewhere.

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