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New Northern fleet on test

CAF is transporting its first Northern Class 195 to the Czech Republic for testing.

Northern has released a video showing its first completed Class 195 DMU moving under its own power at CAF’s factory in northern Spain.

Northern has placed a £490 million order for 55 Class 195 DMUs and 43 Class 331 EMUs. The first completed Class 331 was unveiled at CAF’s Zaragoza factory in January.

A Class 195 and a Class 331 are now on their way to Velim.

The first new trains will enter service in December 2018. Northern has said they will increase peak capacity by 37 per cent next year.

Read more: HS2 plans to be modified in support of high-speed service to Stoke-on-Trent



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