Northern has welcomed its tenth brand new train into customer service.
The Class 331 electric unit operated its maiden voyage on the Leeds to Doncaster route.
Adding to the two new trains already carrying Northern’s customers between West and South Yorkshire, the new vehicle boasts free WiFi, air conditioning and at-seat charging.
|A new Northern 195 CAF diesel unit in service at Windermere station on 12th July|
Seven other new trains, Class 195 diesels, are also operating between Cumbria and Manchester and Liverpool and Manchester Airport.
| Passengers waiting to board a new 195 unit at Windermere which has|
just arrived from Manchester Airport
David Brown, Managing Director at Northern, said:
“It’s fantastic to have these new trains serving our customers in Yorkshire and the North West, and this is just the start.
“Throughout the remainder of 2019 and into 2020 we will be bringing in 101 new trains – a £500m investment in local rail services in the north.”
“The new trains, funded by Eversholt and built by CAF, represent a huge improvement in design, quality and overall experience for our customers, and we are proud to be able to introduce them for the thousands of customers who’ll use them each day.”