New blow for rail operator Northern as fault halts training on new flagship trains



As Northern Rail prepares to release its May timetable change next week, the rail operator has been hit by a new blow. The company, which avoided a fine this week by the Office of Rail Regulation over last May’s timetable chaos, has revealed that there is a problem with its flagship new build trains.
It is investing £580m in a stable of 98 new electric and diesel trains with 281 carriages.
Testing started on UK tracks late last year but now it has been revealed that all training has been halted after a fault had been found linked to coupling bars.
The trains and carriages are being built by... read more

 
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