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Climb aboard for a thrilling journey on a 12-car Class 700/1 Desiro City of Thameslink from the seaside to the heart of the capital! We were diverted west of the normal route, passing through the suburbs of south London along a maze of tracks. From East Croydon we pass Selhurst, Streatham Common, Tulse Hill, Herne Hill and Elephant & Castle to our final destination.
Full description from the producer:
This journey on a Class 700 from Thameslink is diverted through south London between East Croydon and London Blackfriars because of engineering work.
We follow the Brighton mainline north as normal for the start of the journey, before branching north though Selhurst, Streatham Common, Tulse Hill, Herne Hill and Elephant & Castle to our destination on a bridge over the River Thames.
An on-screen menu gives a choice between listening to the impeccably researched commentary which explains the history of the line and the sights along the way, or concentrating on the sounds of the 387.
Graphics provide a constantly updated indication of speed limits and temporary speed restrictions, signal aspects, and the names of the stations we pass by and stop at.
*The narration-free audio is a separate audio track. To choose the non-narration version, select ‘audio track 2’ from the DVD player’s menu.