US / GER
Dir: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Matt Damon and Joan Allen
Jason Bourne finds himself taking on assassins as he continues to seek his identity
This action thriller was the third of the five highly acclaimed ‘Bourne’ films and there is a tense sequence filmed at London Waterloo station. There are plenty of glimpses of EMU sets which include Class 373 ‘Eurostars’ along with several Class 450 ‘Desiros’, a Class 455, a Class 458 ‘Juniper’, and a Class 442 ‘Wessex Electric’. Two of the ‘Desiros’ are No’s 450061 and 450063, whilst the appearance of a Class 442 is very rare indeed. The final scene takes place on the disused Jubilee Line platforms at Charing Cross, standing in for ‘Waterloo’, with 1996-built tube stock present. The Waterloo scenes start with an aerial shot of the station, with more Class 450’s, 455’s and ‘Eurostar’ sets visible, and there is also a shot of the street entrance to Waterloo Underground station. Finally, the earlier aerial shots of the ‘Eurostar’ sets passing through the countryside appear to have mostly been filmed on the French side of the Channel. Man on the Move: Jason Bourne is a 5 part featurette on the DVD describing the making of five of the most complicated scenes in the film. The ‘London’ part (Part 3) centres on Waterloo with some interesting insights into how such a complex sequence took place (“five months planning for four days filming”). This includes a handful of trains, in the form some more Class 455’s and a very rare glimpse of one of South West Trains’ Class 170 ‘Turbostar’ DMU’s. Released in 2016, Jason Bourne (qv) was the fifth film of the Bourne-series and is the direct sequel to The Bourne Ultimatum.