Class 710 Trains Now in Service - Gospel Oak to Barking

  • Published on May 23, 2019
  • The Class 710 trains are finally running on the Gospel Oak - Barking line! Finally starting on the 23rd May 2019. Before that, last week I went along for a ride on a driver training day.
    It's a video split into two parts, so are you sitting comfortably? If so i'll begin ...
    #Class710 #LondonOverground

Comments • 479

  • TechRyze
    TechRyze 2 hours ago


  • Squirty Bertie
    Squirty Bertie 13 days ago

    They're now on the Watford DC Line as well!

  • Henrys Adventures
    Henrys Adventures 27 days ago

    Great to see the new trains in service! To think there was a rumor of class 314 coming down to cover until the 710s were ready!

  • iDrinkYourMilkshake

    i remember seeing these in derby

  • Kirsten JW
    Kirsten JW Month ago

    Geoff how are the Bombardier 710's running? YYZ has had no end of problems with their brand new Bombardier street cars! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

  • yeetus deletus
    yeetus deletus Month ago

    The plastic tin can is now in service. yeet

  • Matthias Heindl
    Matthias Heindl Month ago

    Thanks to the yellow front being gone this is one of the first good-looking British trains in a long while, together with the new Crossrail rolling stock.

  • antek michalak
    antek michalak Month ago

    0:45 you weren't supposed to do that

  • James Lavery
    James Lavery Month ago

    Are you insured for a test train incident /accident?

  • angus504
    angus504 2 months ago

    Ironic how Geoff mentioned Stratford depot, one of the smallest. Willesden Junction is the biggest depot for drivers.

  • Alec Brown
    Alec Brown 2 months ago

    Class 710 i think looks ugly. And it seems a less vibration filled ride. And potentially a better disabled passengers train than the 442 and 710 vids i have watched.

  • Kiyomi W
    Kiyomi W 2 months ago

    chargers on overground wow made my day ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • NextSound
    NextSound 2 months ago

    Key things to remember about London Transport officials.
    1.They're too big for their boots
    2.Have a general dislike for enthusiasts (even though many of them are)
    3. And never ask them when a thing will happen, they hate questions, which question their supposed know it all of all elements of their role as official.
    Yes, I said it. Love Geoff, dislike the textbooks running the public network

  • Ronald Burgos Santander

    Ride the 220 itโ€™s completely good :)

  • steven rowe
    steven rowe 2 months ago

    I can still remember the steam service, it converted to DMU in 1959
    I was only 6
    USB phone chargers that charge quickly.
    Keep quiet about the fact they are all 25KV.

  • Matthew2008
    Matthew2008 2 months ago

    This is basically a DB BR442 Talent 2 wearing an orange coat.

  • Trainspotting Kingdom
    Trainspotting Kingdom 2 months ago

    Hello ChIdlDrEn

  • Anik Kusumawati
    Anik Kusumawati 3 months ago

    where do you live?

  • Jay Mir
    Jay Mir 3 months ago

    It is kind of like the Crossrail/TFL-RAIL trains

  • SupremeDalek73
    SupremeDalek73 3 months ago +1

    How come we still don't have the NTfL to replace the '72 Stock?

  • rbn cwn
    rbn cwn 3 months ago +1

    Graham! So good to see him pop up here.

  • Mark Gaughran
    Mark Gaughran 4 months ago

    At least the Air con was working when I was on.

  • All The Stations Roblox

    I'm not a child! Ahahahahahahahahaha ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Mr Someone
    Mr Someone 4 months ago +6

    Why is there no secrets of the Goblin line?
    1. So many closed stations, some possibly reopening (Highgate Road High/Low Level Junction Road/Tufnell Park, Hornsey Rise, St Annes etc),

    2. New stations (South Tottenham Hale (considered for proposal only - for interchange with the Lea Valley lines and to support so many new flat developments there), Tufnell Park (considered reopening for direct change with the Northern Line), Barking Reach (extension under construction) Renric road (safeguarded), and the potential to extend under the thames in the decades to come (many local authority reports, and TFL reports on this)

    3. Outside Station Interchanges that have only just been put on maps but are very useful. Not all are advertised too, such as Leytonstone High Road/Leytonstone.

    4. Former timetabled PiXC train to Hampestead Heath skipping Gospel Oak

    5. Different historical terminus

    West side through either Highgate Road High Level or Highgate Road Low Level: Kentish Town, St Pancras [via Kentish Town], Moorgate [via Kentish Town, St Pancras, Farringdon, and Barbican], Kings Cross [via Kentish Town West, and Camden Road], Bedford/following the current day Thameslink routes [via closed station Haverstock Hill onto West Hampstead Thaeslink] and the current day Gospel Oak station with through trains sometimes beyond to Willsden Junction and further.

    East Side: East Ham, Barking, South End, Tilbery Town including a boat service so you can get from Gravesend to Kings Cross.

    Not to mention through routes which used parts of the line

    6. Expansion opportunities - extension in Barking being built, the potential extension down to Tottenham Hale (opportunity proposed by TfL in a report though obviously extremely unlikely) and potentially beyond in 10-20 years.

    7. The recently announced though long considered new West London overground route using predominantly non-passenger existing rail lines. This was potentially going to be an extension of the Goblin line however as some tiny part of the new track is not electrified, this may be a separate line.

    You can also highlight how utterly shit the line has been for decades, with 1 tph that was always a gamble whether it would turn up, doors which remained open during service and other such horrors. There was also a useful train from Southend in Essex to Bedford via the goblin line. That connected Southend to East/West Middlands and North with one change, not in central London and not requiring a long and cumbersome change from Fenchurch Street to another central London railway terminus.

  • Abdullah Akhtar
    Abdullah Akhtar 4 months ago

    I thought the line shutdown

  • Jeffrey Plum
    Jeffrey Plum 4 months ago

    You have heard of " Barking Mad"? Asuming the Barking schedule would happen on schedule was clearly subject to the illness. As a long time public transit user, I know the best schedule for boarding follows opening the vehicle doors.

  • Ann Other
    Ann Other 4 months ago

    They should have put a charging socket into every arm rest like at city airport. Two sockes is not enough!!

  • Manzur Chowdhury
    Manzur Chowdhury 4 months ago

    Thanks tfl. It's good train. I am a regular passanger

  • Matthew Brown
    Matthew Brown 4 months ago

    The other Overground trains are also new. Why do we need more new trains?

  • Truth No lies
    Truth No lies 4 months ago

    Is it faster?

  • Mirko C
    Mirko C 4 months ago

    The TfL Roundel at front looks like the train was built at the Opel car plant here in Germany ๐Ÿ˜

  • Ben Simms
    Ben Simms 4 months ago

    My one and only dream for the GOBLIN line and the Class 710... Bring back the once-a-day service to Willesden!

  • breathing cat290
    breathing cat290 4 months ago

    But that's class 345

  • Stephen Lawrence
    Stephen Lawrence 4 months ago

    Spare a thought for the Northerners, who are still waiting for their new trains...

  • Ultra Roblox Mega Kid
    Ultra Roblox Mega Kid 4 months ago +1

    Class 710 looks so cool on the outside!

  • sebastian wilkins
    sebastian wilkins 4 months ago

    Why do you talk to random people in your videos like that other random guy from your piccadilly secrets video

  • Alan Roberts
    Alan Roberts 4 months ago

    It's funny. I hate trains as a commuter from Harringey to Old Street. Find them horrid, late, expensive and the seats are like ironing boards. But your videos are always interesting and fun to watch!

  • London Underground journeys

    Class 710 trains are good but east London line trains (that are refurbished (the one with the green maquette)) are better looking... and why is it the worst overground route gets the best trains?

  • Kat Nicolette
    Kat Nicolette 4 months ago

    I seriously love the colors on these trains, compared to what the MBTA has here in Boston, those are works of art.

  • Steve Alison
    Steve Alison 5 months ago +1

    As London Underground ignore my tweets I thought I would ask you mate, any idea when we get these between Upminster and Romford?

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      Cj kinh 4 months ago


  • romani wijesiri
    romani wijesiri 5 months ago

    when does the London Liverpool street station to Cheshunt line get a facelift in terms of overground station facilities and new overground trains on tracks instead of the old ramshackles with leaky roofs overground trains?

    • M K
      M K 4 months ago

      Expected later this year.

  • EpicThe112
    EpicThe112 5 months ago

    British train seems to be over oversized Metro trains and typical small gauge European trains. Regarding the classes 710,700, 387 & 377 they are basically London area commuter rail equivalent to Metro-North Railroad M8 because they operate in two modes overhead wires and third rail

  • Maz 1973
    Maz 1973 5 months ago

    I use the west Anglia. What exact lines on the west Anglia will get these new trains ?

  • Edward Todd
    Edward Todd 5 months ago +2

    Why starting at Gospel Oak. Used to run Richmond to Broad Street, which I imagine is demolished.

    • Edward Todd
      Edward Todd 5 months ago

      Used to use what was then called the North London Line , first from Hampstead Heath then later from West End Lane to Willesdon Junction to change for Harlesden. But changed employment in 1975 so took Metropolitan Line, Finchley Road to Barbican

    • Borislav Yanev
      Borislav Yanev 5 months ago +1

      i. done. blackhorse. road. to. barking ! do. my. one !

  • Naseem Qureshi
    Naseem Qureshi 5 months ago

    Hi London overground is cool and your cool haaaa happy eid

  • John Murray
    John Murray 5 months ago

    That line has evolved, Fowler class 4 tanks and red painted lms passenger coaches, later followed by DMUs. It is now part of the overground with these modern trains. Wow another journey next time I am in the UK. great video, thank you.

  • Somnambulist
    Somnambulist 5 months ago

    After the thousands of complaints from cold passengers, the rest will end up sweltering in the heat.

  • Geoff Jelly
    Geoff Jelly 5 months ago

    Disabled people will be crowded away from priority seating where USB points are situated. Lovely.

    • Ann Other
      Ann Other 4 months ago

      Nobody is going to 'crowd away' the disabled when they have priority

  • Gareth Bisgrove
    Gareth Bisgrove 5 months ago +4

    When are the 710's arriving on the Liverpool St to Chingford line? I'm quite excited to finally see one!!

  • Amber Films ๐ŸŽฅ
    Amber Films ๐ŸŽฅ 5 months ago

    Nice. I actually filmed that train, and had the exclusive on first operation. I wasn't on it, as I had to go to a funeral, but I was on the next one. Three years in the making of the film 'wiring the goblin' why people call it gob, or even as network rail call it, gobe, is purely down to error. There is only one goblin! Nice work.

  • Amber Films ๐ŸŽฅ
    Amber Films ๐ŸŽฅ 5 months ago

    Haha he did make it to goblin. The stories I could tell you about that. 23 hours of video in fact.

  • Mickey Mouse
    Mickey Mouse 5 months ago

    Those trains look fugly ๐Ÿคฎ

  • Allen Williams
    Allen Williams 5 months ago +1

    Bombardier is a perfectly good English word, pronounced โ€œbomb-a-deerโ€. When we are speaking in English, we should pronounce this word as such, not โ€œbombard-ee-ayโ€. I know it is a French-Canadian company, and that is how they pronounce it in French, but it is nothing short of pretentious to adopt the French pronunciation if speaking English, in exactly the same way that it is to pronounce Paris in English as โ€œPareeโ€.

  • It'sAlPreacher
    It'sAlPreacher 5 months ago +2

    When he said the 710 was a little late, I thought he meant by about 5 minutes.

  • Jonathan Cox
    Jonathan Cox 5 months ago

    It just looks like any other train

  • David Collins
    David Collins 5 months ago

    Anyone else spend all the time watching the 'animated' poster behind Geoff ( at 0:01 and 2:09 and 5:47 finishing at 12:59 ). It clearly shows someone in a hi-viz vest lurking at the top of the stairs...

  • Oliver R.
    Oliver R. 5 months ago

    Why is the interior on a new train so ugly and ancient looking? ๐Ÿ˜…

  • Jo
    Jo 5 months ago

    When will these trains arrive on the Romford-Upminster Overground Line??

  • Hans Fehlow
    Hans Fehlow 5 months ago

    Ah but can you upload your videos with their free WiFi? Thanks for sharing. Hans ...

  • R Han
    R Han 5 months ago +1

    Will class 710 overground will be in service on the Watford DC line

    • Norbiton Flyer
      Norbiton Flyer 5 months ago

      They will, when there are enough of them, when there are enough drivers trained, and when they have been cleared by Network Rail to operate in passenger service on the 3rd rail system