Mid-Norfolk to store Greater Anglia’s new rolling stock

A THREE-year agreement between train operator Greater Anglia and the Mid-Norfolk Railway (MNR) will lead to the heritage line storing new Stadler rolling stock.

The deal was announced at the railway’s AGM and will lead to changes to the line’s infrastructure, which will be undertaken by Sonic Rail Services, and bring long-term benefits to the MNR.

One of the new Stadler Class 755/4 bi-mode trains for Greater Anglia inside the commissioning shed at Erlen, Switzerland on May 3. CHRIS MILNER

Stock will access the MNR via the mainline connection at Wymondham.

Greater Anglia has more than 1,000 new carriages on order, which will be introduced from 2019, and it needs additional storage facilities for the two to three years the fleet will change.

The deal is said to be worth £3million.

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