Wednesday 8 November 2023

Northern Must Replace Hundreds of Trains - With No Idea Of The Cost

Northern, the region's biggest rail operator will have to replace three-quarters of its trains to meet government targets, the Manchester Evening News has revealed.

Class 158 & 195 Diesel powered Trains at Leeds in October 2023

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request has found that train operator, Northern, still uses 619 diesel-only trains - all of which will have to be removed in the next 17 years - by 2040.

A class 333 Norther electric train

But there is uncertainty over whether Northern will achieve this target as the full costs of removing of all diesel trains have not been outlined yet and it is not clear how some routes will be electrified.

Read the full Manchester Evening News article here