The NLE is similar, it's much smoother compared to the older sector.thegeek wrote: ↑Tue 24 May, 2022 18.40 I took a bit of a detour and had a quick go before work. The class 345s aren't anything new to me, as I've been occasionally jumping on TfL Rail from Stratford - what's notable is how smooth the ride is through the central tunnels. The stations are lovely and spacious and curvy, and I'll probably be heading back on a day off soon to appreciate the architecture.
The train I got at about 10ish was pretty busy. I'd say a fairly even split between enthusiasts; normies just having a nosey; and actual people using it for actual journeys - quite a few with luggage.
I know it's only just opened but will be interesting if the Elizabeth Line gets new stations in the future, I know Old Oak Common is kind of confirmed but I imagine TfL have other priorities like new Tube stock as well as the DLR extension.