January 27, 2018

Stadler begins production on new Greater Anglia trains

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ABELLIO Greater Anglia has released the first images of its forthcoming fleet of Stadler class 755 Flirt electro-diesel multiple units on the production line.

Bodyshells are being produced at Stadler’s plant in Szolnok, Hungary, with the company’s facility in Bussnang, Switzerland, carrying out final assembly.

In its first British order for main line rolling stock, Stadler is supplying 58 Flirt UK trains in regional (class 755) and (class 755) inter-city variants. The order comprises 10 12-car EMUs for London – Ipswich - Norwich services; 10 12-car EMUs for Stansted Express airport services, 24 four-car bi-mode (diesel and electric) trains for regional services; and 14 three-car bi-mode trains for regional services.

Both the inter-city and regional fleets will enter service from 2019 onwards.

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