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Greater Anglia Aventras take shape

Greater Anglia has released images of its new Aventra fleet coming together at Bombardier’s factory in Derby.

Full assembly of 111 brand new trains is due to start as part of a £1.4 billion investment in new trains for the Greater Anglia route.

Bombardier is supplying a total of 665 new carriages to Greater Anglia: 22 10-car trains and 89 five-car trains.

The first trains of the Aventra fleet will enter service in 2019, operating commuter services into London Liverpool Street from Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

Greater Anglia’s managing director, Jamie Burles, said: “It’s so exciting to see the new trains beginning to take shape. These are a vital part of the transformation of the railway in East Anglia.

“It’s really possible now to imagine the huge difference these trains will make to our customers , making their journeys much more comfortable.”


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