|707005 arrives into Syon Lane with the very first passenger class 707 run, the 09:28 additional from Brentford to Reading.|
|707005 and 707003 pause at Ascot.|
Somewhat later than the planned date in April, South West Trains class 707 'Desiro City' EMU's finally entered passenger service on 17th August with just three days left to run on the franchise. 707003 and 707005 were the first units to be accepted into traffic by SWT from Siemens and this pair worked a number of special trips on 17th August beginning with a 1Z31 09:28 Brentford - Reading which was the units debut into passenger service. The train worked several more trips during the day, the majority being on the route from Staines to Reading.
|This may be the only occasion of a South West Trains branded |
class 707 in service as the units are not scheduled to operate
again before the franchise change on 20th August.