From David Thompson
Friday, 9 November 2018
Does anyone know if/when we will have the promised new trains on the Caldervale Line?
I think that we we re told that they would be operating from November or December this year. I have asked two rail staff recently. One said, "I don't know and I don't care." The other said, "You're more likely to see a flying pig than a new train on this line".
From Andy G
Saturday, 10 November 2018
The first few of Northern's new trains are currently undergoing testing, crew training and mileage accumulation on the West Coast Main Line between Warrington and Carnforth. There is a possibility that some could enter passenger service next May, although I suspect that it could be December 2019 before the full rollout is completed.