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  by Jeff Smith
 
First set now in revenue service: BBC
First of £1bn Arterio trains completes inaugural journey

An Arterio train carried South Western Railway (SWR) passengers between London Waterloo and Windsor for the first time on Tuesday.

The high-capacity trains were initially due to run from December 2019 on SWR routes to Reading and Windsor in Berkshire.

Software issues and the pandemic have been blamed for the four-year delay.

Of the 90 Class 701 trains ordered, only 60 have been delivered so far, with only one in passenger service.
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