News: 30-year-old ‘Pacer’ trains will be replaced in Yorkshire

‘Ageing ‘Pacer’ trains, which are still running across Yorkshire will finally be replaced, a transport minister has said. Stephen Hammond said dumping the hugely-unpopular “cattle trucks” – now almost 30 years old – would be a requirement for winning a new contract to run the services.’ York Press Read more here

See also Anthony Rae’s embittered blog from December 2011, contrasting Northern Pacers with Southern Javelins, here