News: Arriva signs £490m rolling stock contract to replace Northern’s Pacers

Rail Technology 21st January 2016 “As part of the new Northern franchise Arriva has appointed Spain’s CAF to build 281 new carriages, based on the Civity platform, to replace the unpopular Pacer trains. Eversholt Rail will finance the £490m deal, which will see the first of the new trains being delivered by October 2018. The order is made up of 31 x three-car and 12 x four-car EMUs and 25 x two-car and 30 x three-car DMUs, with all vehicles scheduled to enter service by December 2019.

“The new 100mph CAF trains will include air conditioning, audio and visual on-board passenger information systems, power sockets and tables, cycle racks, toilets, digital CCTV systems, and free wifi for passengers.”

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