The Class 707 Desiro City is an electric multiple-unit manufactured by Siemens, in use on Stepford Connect. These trains are formed of 5 coaches and cost 300 Points.
This is the first train to receive a CSG (Constructive Solid Geometry) model livery in SCR. This improved the performance for many players, as well as giving the livery a sharper look. Along with this, the Class 707's interior was improved to make it look more accurate to the 707's real-life counterpart.
This train is one of the most common trains that can be seen in SCR and is often more in use than the Class 357 (free train) because many players use this train despite if they are starters or not, unlike the Class 357 which is less favoured by experienced players due to its "noob train" image.
This is because the 707 is the cheapest buyable train in SCR, costing 300 points.
Because of its common usage, especially by less experienced players, this train is sometimes called the 'semi-noob' train by players.
Before V1.8.2, this train was the only train from the Desiro City family to operate on SCR at the time, as the Class 700 was withdrawn, until the Class 717 was introduced.
This train is often being considered as more successful in SCR than it is in real life.
In real life, these trains have the destination boards on the side of the windows, however they were not visible in SCR before V1.8.2. This problem was fixed when the train got its mesh model.
This train originally shared its horn sound with the Class 350 and Class 360/2 in SCR, but not in real life.
The sound of this train was replaced in V1.8.2 when this train got its mesh model.
Many new players in the game target to buy this train as their first paid train as it the cheapest paid train.
This was the first Next Generation train to receive an NGv2 upgrade which includes remodelled bogies and new interior.
Along with its sister, the Class 717, the Class 707 is one of the only Stepford Connect multiple units in the whole fleet to have black sliding passenger doors closest to the cab ends. The rest of the Stepford Connect fleet all have white doors closest to the cab ends since the major update in V1.6.
The old sounds used to be a low pitched version of the Class 700 sounds in AC power. These were, however, changed to the sound on DC power along with its Next Generation upgrade. The acceleration sound was corrected first then after that, the braking sound.
Eventually the sounds were changed again with its upgrade in V1.8.2. This has been criticised for being inaccurate, as well as a pantograph being fitted on the train despite it not featuring one in real life. SCR have attributed this to the fact that the network has no third rail power, and the train had capability to have a pantograph installed in real life, though this only appeared on the first 2 707 units.
In October 2020, this train was announced to be converted to NGv3 by PDV aeroware. Due to aeroware's resignation in February 2021, the train's upgrade was put on hold until further notice.
The conversion was later completed in February 2022 by aeroware's replacement, MrTransportGuy.
Some players have called this train the "Mantis" due to the two protruding buffers on the ends of the train.
A sneak peek was posted on 25 February 2022 with the NGv3 version of this train. A day later, the NGv3 version of this train was released as part of V1.8.2.
This train is the 2nd train to have 3 upgrades, the first being the Class 720.
Previously, when people went to a seat, the person would sit in an invisible seat instead of one of the normal seats.
Woodhead Lane Southbound Depot was the last place where one could find an NGv2 model of the Class 707 parked in the shed. For unknown reasons, the model was not updated to the mesh model for V1.8.2. However, the CSG model was removed in V1.8.3. This was probably an oversight from the developers.