NXEA continues to roll out new Class 379 Bombardier trains

National Express East Anglia (NXEA) is continuing to make good progress with the introduction of brand new trains on its key Stansted Express route as part of the company’s Service Improvement Plan, with the majority of services between Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport now operated by the new Class 379 trains.

To mark the continued introduction of the new trains to the Airport in passenger service, one of the four-carriage Class 379 electric trains is to be named ‘Go Discover’ by Nick Barton, Managing Director of Stansted Airport in a ceremony at the Airport on Thursday 16 June.

The 30 four-carriage Class 379 trains are manufactured by Bombardier Transportation and all 120 carriages will be in service this summer on NXEA’s Stansted Express and West Anglia network.

The trains feature air-conditioning, wi-fi and fully-accessible high-standard passenger accommodation. Some of the Class 379 trains are also providing key commuter services between Cambridge and Liverpool Street.

Andrew Chivers, Managing Director, NXEA said:

“I am delighted to mark the continued introduction of our fleet of brand new trains for Stansted Express and our partnership with London Stansted Airport by naming a train ‘Go Discover’ at the Airport.

“The new trains are transforming the quality of service and passenger comfort on our key Stansted Express route, and will help in expanding capacity across our West Anglia network by over 5,000 seats later this year.”

Nick Barton, Managing Director, Stansted Airport said: “The introduction of the new fleet of Stansted Express trains is a fantastic boost for the airport and the millions of passengers who use the service every year.

“It’s a great honour for me to officially name the latest train ‘Go Discover’ in recognition of our airport brand. Today’s traveller is looking to ‘Go Discover’ the very best in the choice of destinations on offer and excellent customer service.

“I am incredibly proud that we have the newest trains serving any airport in the country. We want every Stansted passenger to have the best possible experience and these superb new trains ensure those who choose the Stansted Express will get just that.”


  1. Does that mean that the Class 379’s might operate not to Cambridge, Stansted Airport & Hertford East but also Southend Victoria, Southminster, Wickford & Braintree services to replace the Class 321’s. I love to see the new 379’s on the Southend Victoria line.

  2. Bombardier could build more Class 379’s to cascade the Class 321’s to be used to the London-Southend Victoria, London-Braintree, Wickford-Southminster, London-Colchester Town, Colchester-Walton-on-the-Naze, London-Harwich Town and London-Norwich stopping service. 70 Class 379’s should be good because it will cascade the older trains except the Class 360’s.


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