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Gallery 18 - Class 387 Electrostar Launch at Paddington

2nd September 2016

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1-3: 387131/2 arriving at Paddington.
4-6, 8: interior - seats are firm but pitch is good.
5, 14, etc.: Note charging sockets but not USB.
7: nice route card over some doors.
10, 11: accessible toilet.
12, 22: seat back tables are held up by friction - could be a problem when they wear
13, 15: more interior shots. Note luggage racks.
14: I don't think the fire extinguisher will remain there!
16: no automatic ramp for wheelchairs. This was located by hand.
17, 18: two wheelchair bays per set. Note the small pull-down tables which were locked.

19-21: exterior details.
23, 24: body side CCTV cameras and screens in the cab.
25: driver's console. The main controller is down on the left.
26: customers chat to the driver.
27, 28: pantograph and general view of the station.
29-40: more exterior shots.
30: coupling doesn't look compatible with 332s, 360s etc.
35, 37: shoe beams remain fitted but it looks like the shoes have been removed.
39, 40: the train departs for North Pole Intercity Express depot.

Photos © 2016 Richard Porter

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