BRITISH train operator Northern has been forced to cut the number of trains it operates per day by 6% in an attempt to improve the reliability of its services. This means 165 services per day will be cancelled between June 4 and July 31.
MODERNISATION of the Preston - Blackpool North line reached a milestone on May 14 when a Virgin Trains class 390 Pendolino EMU became the first electric train to operate under its own power over the 27km route.
THE first CAF Civity EMU for British operator Arriva Rail North (Northern) began dynamic testing at the Velim test centre in the Czech Republic last week.
PRODUCTION of bodyshells for a new fleet of 160km/h Civity multiple units for British regional franchise Arriva Trains Northern has begun at CAF’s plants in Irun and Zaragoza, Spain.
BRITISH train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has selected CAF, Spain, to supply and maintain a fleet of 200km/h inter-city EMUs as well as coaches to be hauled by class 68 locomotives under a total investment worth £230m.
BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) announced on December 9 that it has selected Arriva as preferred bidder for the Northern franchise, while TransPennine Express will be awarded to First Group.