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Litchurch flyer for Chiltern

Another show-stopping train built at Litchurch Lane, Derby, England, has arrived at Chiltern Railways.

The latest train to roll off Bombardier’s production line in Derby has entered passenger service as part of a new British-built fleet boosting service and comfort on the route.

The four Class 172 two-car trains have been well received by passengers and staff alike. More 172s are scheduled to enter service later this summer on London Midland.

This will enable older diesel units to be replaced in the West Midlands. Currently the new trains, which are the cleanest diesel trains in the country, run three trips a day, but this will increase once Chiltern’s new timetable comes into force during September.

This coincide with the opening of a new through line at Princes Risborough, allowing fast trains to overtake stopping services.

Introduction of the Class 172s allows Chiltern to free up capacity and strengthen busy core services.

 

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