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New trains?

From David Thompson

Friday, 9 November 2018

Does anyone know if/when we will have the promised new trains on the Caldervale Line?

I think that we we re told that they would be operating from November or December this year. I have asked two rail staff recently. One said, "I don't know and I don't care." The other said, "You're more likely to see a flying pig than a new train on this line". 

From Andy G

Saturday, 10 November 2018

The first few of Northern's new trains are currently undergoing testing, crew training and mileage accumulation on the West Coast Main Line between Warrington and Carnforth. There is a possibility that some could enter passenger service next May, although I suspect that it could be December 2019 before the full rollout is completed.