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 • 100

  • Anthony deFreitas
    Anthony deFreitas 15 days ago

    I can remember using this line back in 1989. 3 clapped out diesel units constantly breaking down. Public transport has come a long way since then.

  • EssexLad 8919
    EssexLad 8919 Month ago

    You should do a video of the Class 710s on the Euston-Watford DC Line, Lea Valley Lines (Liverpool St-Chingford, Cheshunt and Enfield Town) and Romford-Upminster.

  • เค†shu
    เค†shu Month ago

    Mumbai locals are far better than this shitty trains

  • Dani Zanzibar
    Dani Zanzibar Month ago

    finally!!! After ten slow fckin years of me catching the banger from green lanes all the way to somewhere in leyton

  • Jay Marlon
    Jay Marlon Month ago

    I wonder what happened the old trains and I hope southeastern gets these train but with toilets on them

  • The Apuheroes
    The Apuheroes 2 months ago


  • Machine&CartoonStoryfan

    Hey Mr. Geoff Marshall! Check this out!

  • denelson83
    denelson83 3 months ago

    We don't have any passenger train service on our island.

  • Family vlogs
    Family vlogs 3 months ago

    cherik and the kids

  • Family vlogs
    Family vlogs 3 months ago


  • kacperkrakowski
    kacperkrakowski 3 months ago

    I think the shiny black livery looks better on the 710 than the repainted 378s

  • Alison Hill
    Alison Hill 4 months ago

    What's the story behind the derailment the other day?

  • EssexLad 8919
    EssexLad 8919 4 months ago

    Class 710/1s are now slowly coming into service and are operating on the West Anglia Lines between London Liverpool Street-Cheshunt, Enfield Town and Chingford and soon to be operated on the Romford-Upminster shuttle. And some Class 710/2s are working on the London Euston-Watford Junction DC service.

  • FinardoLittle 123 Gaming & More

    Crossrail = Purple train
    Underground = red train
    Tram = green train
    Dlr = blue train
    I guess the overground is orange train

  • Tony wallow
    Tony wallow 4 months ago


  • Random Whale
    Random Whale 4 months ago +1

    Geoff at 00:00: Hello children, are you sitting comortablly?
    Me: wat
    Geoff: Good.

  • Mandy Douglas
    Mandy Douglas 5 months ago

    Iโ€™ve once see one of those trains leaving Stratford station

  • Alec Clews
    Alec Clews 5 months ago

    When I lived in Ilford 20+ years ago I loved the rattling deisel trains on that line. It felt like a "real" train ride.

  • EM176
    EM176 6 months ago

    Lovely trains.

  • John Remus
    John Remus 6 months ago


  • StraightOuttaQueens
    StraightOuttaQueens 6 months ago

    these sound like our NYC Subway Bombardier R179 cars

  • TechRyze
    TechRyze 6 months ago


  • Samuel Posner
    Samuel Posner 7 months ago

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

  • Henrys Adventures
    Henrys Adventures 7 months 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
    iDrinkYourMilkshake 7 months ago

    i remember seeing these in derby

  • Kirsten JW
    Kirsten JW 7 months 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

  • *insert name here*
    *insert name here* 8 months ago

    The plastic tin can is now in service. yeet

  • Matthias Heindl
    Matthias Heindl 8 months 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.

  • AntekRBX
    AntekRBX 8 months ago

    0:45 you weren't supposed to do that

  • James Lavery
    James Lavery 8 months ago

    Are you insured for a test train incident /accident?

  • angus504
    angus504 8 months ago

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

  • Alec Brown
    Alec Brown 8 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 9 months ago

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

  • NextSound
    NextSound 9 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

  • Gamerdude224 7
    Gamerdude224 7 9 months ago

    Ride the 220 itโ€™s completely good :)

  • steven rowe
    steven rowe 9 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.

  • MatthewK
    MatthewK 9 months ago

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

  • Trainspotting Kingdom
    Trainspotting Kingdom 9 months ago

    Hello ChIdlDrEn

  • Anik Kusumawati
    Anik Kusumawati 9 months ago

    where do you live?

  • Jay Mir
    Jay Mir 10 months ago

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

  • yowhatupmynamefenric
    yowhatupmynamefenric 10 months ago +1

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

  • rbn cwn
    rbn cwn 10 months ago +1

    Graham! So good to see him pop up here.

  • Mark Gaughran
    Mark Gaughran 10 months ago

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

  • Everything Windows
    Everything Windows 10 months ago

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

  • Trigger Warning
    Trigger Warning 10 months ago +7

    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 10 months ago

    I thought the line shutdown

  • Jeffrey Plum
    Jeffrey Plum 10 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 11 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 11 months ago

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

  • Matthew Brown
    Matthew Brown 11 months ago

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

  • Truth No lies
    Truth No lies 11 months ago

    Is it faster?

  • Mirko C
    Mirko C 11 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 11 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 11 months ago

    But that's class 345

    • TransportFlick
      TransportFlick 4 months ago

      breathing cat290 it is the same family of train, Aventra, as the Class 345.

  • Stephen Lawrence
    Stephen Lawrence 11 months ago

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

  • Alex The Lion I like oranges

    Class 710 looks so cool on the outside!

  • sebastian wilkins
    sebastian wilkins 11 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 11 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
    London Underground journeys 11 months ago +2

    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?

  • DJ Lawlz
    DJ Lawlz 11 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 11 months ago +2

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

    • Randolph Clarke
      Randolph Clarke 2 months ago

      Steve Alison by June hopefully

    • Cj kinh
      Cj kinh 11 months ago


  • romani wijesiri
    romani wijesiri 11 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?

    • Dream Clean
      Dream Clean 4 months ago

      @Abdullah Still waiting.

    • Abdullah
      Abdullah 11 months ago

      Expected later this year.

  • EpicThe112
    EpicThe112 11 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 11 months ago

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

  • Edward Todd
    Edward Todd 11 months ago +3

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

    • Edward Todd
      Edward Todd 11 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 11 months ago +1

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

  • Naseem Qureshi
    Naseem Qureshi 11 months ago

    Hi London overground is cool and your cool haaaa happy eid

  • John Murray
    John Murray Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Geoff Jelly
    Geoff Jelly Year ago

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

    • Ann Other
      Ann Other 11 months ago

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

  • Gareth Bisgrove
    Gareth Bisgrove Year ago +4

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

    • Mr Athavan
      Mr Athavan Month ago

      Gareth Bisgrove 3rd March 2020

  • Amber Films ๐ŸŽฅ

    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

    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 Year ago

    Those trains look fugly ๐Ÿคฎ

  • Allen Williams
    Allen Williams Year 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 Year ago +4

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

  • Jonathan Cox
    Jonathan Cox Year ago

    It just looks like any other train

  • David Collins
    David Collins Year 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. Year ago

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

  • Jo
    Jo Year ago

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

  • Hans Fehlow
    Hans Fehlow Year ago

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

  • R Han
    R Han Year ago +2

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

    • Mr Athavan
      Mr Athavan Month ago

      Norbiton Flyer 2nd Rail is Watford DC Line

    • Norbiton Flyer
      Norbiton Flyer Year ago +1

      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

  • PennCentral
    PennCentral Year ago

    They should name that train Sir Marshall.

  • Edward Powell
    Edward Powell Year ago

    @geofftech - Hi Geoff, I saw a poster of you, Vicki, and All the Stations on the Stourbridge Town Shuttle Service Today!

  • Robertnovember
    Robertnovember Year ago

    At least i got it now. Thanks for that

  • Erik Bluff
    Erik Bluff Year ago

    Someone ought to make a USB ended extension cord.

    • Ann Other
      Ann Other 11 months ago

      You can buy long ones

  • Mad Andy
    Mad Andy Year ago +1

    The burning question you need to answer is whether the bloody-minded drivers will continue to shut the doors a split-second after the doors open on a Westbound Stratford train thus forcing scores of people to wait 15 minutes for the next train.instead of pausing for half a minute so they can board.

  • laffin04
    laffin04 Year ago

    i was a guard on that line on the old 150 units...where have they been moved too, or are they scrapped?

    • Norbiton Flyer
      Norbiton Flyer Year ago +1

      The 150s were moved elsewhere on the network. - I don't know what happened to the guards...โ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ.

  • Matthew Albery
    Matthew Albery Year ago

    Thanks for the great video Geoff, is it just my computer or are parts of this very pixel-y? Is it something in the editing/post/pre/production/welding?

    • Matthew Albery
      Matthew Albery Year ago +1

      @Em Louise Fairley thanks, I managed to find a setting. Must have controller-mashed the keyboard or mouse at somepoint and not realized

    • Em Louise Fairley
      Em Louise Fairley Year ago

      It's your computer...

  • Lineside South East
    Lineside South East Year ago +6

    I remember the Goblin when it was first generation DMUs and semaphore signalling. How times change!

  • Mike Be
    Mike Be Year ago

    Geoff was using the charging point wrong, its not for phones its for run down customers ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • peter smith
    peter smith Year ago

    sorry I don't like them. come back dmu 117s

  • James Papadopulus
    James Papadopulus Year ago +1


  • Isobella Brett
    Isobella Brett Year ago

    I watched this as Geoff was wearing a suit in the pic and I thought 'wow, a suit'. He didn't but now I am USB charging point jealous. ๐Ÿ™

  • Coolo2
    Coolo2 Year ago +1

    What time do these trains run?

    • Coolo2
      Coolo2 Year ago

      @Norbiton Flyer Thanks!

    • Norbiton Flyer
      Norbiton Flyer Year ago +1

      03 and 33 past the hour from Gospel Oak, 18 and 48 from Barking, but so far only two out of three are running so check Network Rail's live departures webpage to look for the gaps. Other services are still operated by the older class 378s. Of course, if you wait at somewhere near the middle of the route, and don't mind which way you go, you increase your chances of getting one.

  • Mr. Wray160
    Mr. Wray160 Year ago

    Mike looks like Callux lol

    LMLMD Year ago

    Lovely interior they've done - kept all the best bits from the older trains, but just nice subtle improvements. Interesting that they've decided to move away from the recessed doors they used on the 378, as I thought that was a big deal for TFL?

  • peebee143
    peebee143 Year ago

    They are all being so guarded in their responses regarding date of full service commencement. I guess they've been spanked before regarding dates. A customer will always remember and throw that straight back at you with the phrase 'But you said', you may as well have carved it in stone.

  • peebee143
    peebee143 Year ago +3

    Could be riding one of these, soon, I'm getting a few London jobs coming in at the moment.

  • peebee143
    peebee143 Year ago

    I must say that the Cl.700 units which run through my area (St.Neots) have an annoying lack of USB charging points, and the seats are not the most comfortable for the long-haul journeys which some of us take. Fave at the moment are the SWT units which have far better seating.

  • Ian Hilpus
    Ian Hilpus Year ago

    I do like your video productions and this one in particular as I'm a bit of a trainspotter and also use the Gospel Oak-Barking line to connect with trains to Southend. The electrification of this line has caused so much upheaval in Bridge alterations with road diversions while the contractors were wiring it all up over the last few years! In a couple of weeks, I'm off on another trip and see for myself what the long-awaited 710s are like? At first, a glance there appears to be fewer seats than the old DMU's.

    • Ian Hilpus
      Ian Hilpus Year ago

      @Norbiton Flyer Thank you for the details. While watching the Video there just seemed to be fewer seats and facing inwards instead of rows as previously.

    • Norbiton Flyer
      Norbiton Flyer Year ago +1

      They actually have more - 189 compared to 120 in the DMUs. However, as they are twice as long, that's only 47 per carriage, compared to 60 per carriage in the DMUs