If the fast lines are closed so that InterCity etc trains which use them are instead using the electric lines then it is sometimes possible to see cross platform interchange between central Line tube trains and mainline InterCity trains.
Its great that especially if going west, towards Liverpool Street Station, passengers from the Underground trains can nip across to the other platform and travel in style, visit the buffet (if such still exist on those trains and are still open) etc.
It makes changing trains again at Liverpool Street worthwhile.
Are the Electric Line platforms long enough?
Long enough for 12 cars at Stratford.
Severe Delays are occurring to my thought patterns due to overworking and long hours!
The 306s they replaced were 162m for a 3x3-car formation, marginally longer than a 2x4-car class 315 train.
I suspect that whilst they may have been slightly longer, they would have carried fewer passengers... as a result of 3 x sizable guards compartments (under the pantograph - I was inside 306 017 a few months back) and 6 x cabs (2 more than the 315s).
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