UK-bound trains are built in Spain

THE first of a batch of new trains for the UK has left a production line in Spain, and the multiple-unit transporters are expected to be seen on the Northern network by the end of the year.

The first train has left the CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) factory in Irun, northern Spain, by low-loader, for track testing at Velim, in the Czech Republic.

Ian Hyde, head of new Northern trains, said, “We’ve worked for so long on the design and construction,and it’s a real thrill to see one on the move for the first time, even if it is only for a few metres to the low-loader!

“Delivering this milestone brings us that much closer to seeing the trains out and about, which will help improve customer journeys across the north.”

Northern, part of the Arriva group, promises 98 new trains and 243 upgraded trains by 2020.

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