Dir: Justin Lin
Starring: Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster
A professional criminal gang is reassembled to take down a team of mercenaries
This all-action film is the sixth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise and includes quite a lot in the way of railways. There is of course the epic fight scene filmed on the concourse of Waterloo Underground station, though the subway and platform shots used Aldwych station with its 1972-stock train. Earlier in the film there are some elevated night shots of Canary Wharf with Docklands Light Railway units crossing the landscape, and a night shot of Class 315 EMU’s crossing the Regents Canal at Cambridge Heath. In a daytime view probably filmed in the same area, Class 317 EMU’s cross viaduct arches, and a scene filmed adjacent to Battersea Rail Bridge at night features trains crossing, but they are not that easily identified. In addition to these scenes, railways form the backdrop to several other sequences in the film. There is a scenario filmed in the disused former King’s Cross Goods Depot and St Pancras station is visible in the background. In a surprise twist, a Class 395 ‘Javelin’ EMU can be spied running along the HS1 chord in the far distance but it is rather difficult to pick out against the surrounding background. Finally, an aerial montage of London includes brief shots of Waterloo station but from such an angle that no trains can be seen.