Inter-city rail operator's £350m new trains fleet to be be built in UK

First Trenitalia, whose new Avanti West Coast rail service starts on Sunday, has today awarded a contract worth more than £350m to Hitachi Rail to provide and maintain 23 new intercity trains to be built at its County Durham factory.
Bringing additional capacity to services along the West Coast Main Line and in North Wales, these new, state of the art intercity trains will start operating in 2022.
The trains will be a mix of ten seven-carriage electric trains and 13 five-carriage bi-mode trains, with the ability to switch seamlessly between electric and diesel power.
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10 December 2019 in Regional North West , Views: 16
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