The South Eastern Trains Hitachi 140mph class 395 EMUs have always been known as 'Javelins' as they were destined to provide a high speed service from London St.Pancras to Stratford for the Olympi... (more)
After three days of snow the sun finally appears for a few minutes as a Hitachi Class 395 'Javelin' unit comes down HS1 near Tutt Hill on a service from St.Pancras (London) to Ashford and beyond.
At 06.42 a Hitachi class 395 unit comes off the bridge over the River Medway as it makes its way towards London on an empty stock run.
With the English Channel in the background, a Class 395 with a Dover - London St Pancras service approaches Folkstone. These units run at up to 140mph on the UK's only high speed line between Lond... (more)
This week has seen an extension of the high speed preview services on HS1 between St.Pancras and Ashford with four trains extended beyond the high speed line on to the old third-rail lines to Rams... (more)
This week South Eastern Trains started a preview service of three trains in the morning from Ashford to London St.Pancras and return in the evening using the new Hitachi 140mph Javelin trains. So ... (more)
The Hitachi Class 395 trainsets, built for high-speed commuter services from Ashford to London, were built in 2007 but will not be in service until late 2009!
The same pair of Hitachi units Nos 395 002 and 395 004 are seen on the same driver training run as my previous post (photo id 276370) returning from London St.Pancras to Margate. The leading unit ... (more)
A pair of Britain's newest class of high-speed trains built by Hitachi in Japan, Nos 395 004 and 395 002 speed past the camera at close to 140mph on a driver training run from Ramsgate to London S... (more)
The first Hitachi Class 395 high speed domestic train sits ourtside the new depot at Ashford as the 10.43 London Waterloo to Brussels Eurostar races over the viaduct at 160mph on the left.