The first part of this Cab Ride was recorded from the cab of a Thameslink EMU, No. 319428, from Bedford to Moorgate. The next section from Farringdon to Brighton was aboard No. 319167.
Our service departs from Bedford at 07.24 and is the only fast service to London, stopping at Flitwick only. Running at 90mph, we pass through Luton, and through St Albans at 100mph on the ‘up’ fast line.
Our train passes through Kings Cross tunnel and into Kings Cross Thameslink. We then progress to Farringdon and The Barbican and onto Moorgate. From here we return to Farringdon after which the pantograph is lowered and the third rail is now our power source at 750 volts DC. Our service passes through Snow Hill tunnel then into City Thameslink before the steep climb into Blackfriars and over the River Thames via Blackfriars Junction and Metropolitan Junction – one of the busiest junctions after Clapham.
Our route then takes us to London Bridge and onto the fast main line to East Croydon, Gatwick Airport and Three Bridges. We then stop at all stations from here to Brighton.
DVD – Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes duration