Pictures: Here’s what the new futuristic Crossrail train will be like

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You’ve seen the maps and no doubt come into contact with the building work but this is likely the first time you’ve come across pictures of the new Crossrail train.

Transport for London has today released four images of the new trains, which will be built in the UK by midlands-based Bombardier.

Crossrail train

The trains will be fully accessible for wheelchair users, despite some Crossrail stations not having disabled access.

They will be fully air conditioned, have intelligent lighting and passengers will be able to walk through all eight carriages.

Crossrail train

The trains will also regenerate electricity back into the power supply when braking to use up to 30% less energy.

Crossrail train

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “It’s fantastic to think that these sleek new trains will soon be transporting millions of people across our great city and beyond. They’re feature packed, eye-catching machines that showcase the best of British design and engineering.

Crossrail train

“They’ll add vital capacity to our rail network and will help to ensure our economy continues its onward journey full-steam ahead. The largest construction project in Europe is another tantalising step closer to becoming a brand new working railway for the Capital,” Johnson added.

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