Greater Anglia confounded many of its critics by introducing the new Stadler ‘Flirt’ 4-car Class 755/4 bi-mode units into limited service in 29 July 2019, a few weeks before their official launch date. On Saturday 17 August 2019, No. 755418 arrives at Ely with the 13.40 (1K79) Norwich to Cambridge service. Note the ‘Class 755 Power Changeover’ sign on the left. The train is passing over the notorious level crossing, which has now closed following the opening the Ely southern bypass, allowing high sided vehicles to avoid the town centre (the underpass remains open). John Binch
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