More than 50 new trains to soon carry passengers across the Northern network
UK train operating company, Northern, has announced the introduction of brand-new trains from Sunday 15 December 2019 to serve Lincoln and East Midlands.
Northern's new train at Lincoln
More than 50 new Northern trains will be carrying customers across the network – with a further 49 to be introduced in 2020.
The new trains feature free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, at-seat power and customer information/media screens with real-time information. They are also more spacious for customers and are fully accessible with spaces for wheelchairs and bicycles.
Steve Hopkinson, Northern’s Regional Director, said: “The Northern network is busier than it has been for a generation – more than 100 million customer journeys will be made on Northern services in 2019 – and the introduction of new trains is at the heart of delivering improvements for our customers. We are delighted, therefore, that customers travelling through Lincolnshire, the East Midlands and South Yorkshire will now be served by brand-new trains.
“These fantastic trains are a true step-change in travelling experience and we are extremely proud to be delivering a £500 million investment for our customers.”
Northern’s new trains are part of the largest modernisation programme in a generation that is transforming travel in the north of England. The train operator is currently fully refurbishing its existing fleet of 268 trains, improving its stations and has introduced more than 2,000 extra services a week since 2016.