Coming up in the March 2018 issue: First picture – Greater Anglia’s new Stadler bi-modes

GREATER Anglia has released the first pictures of its new trains being built by Stadler.

The bodyshells are manufactured by Stadler in Hungary before being transported to its Bussnang factory in Switzerland, where they are fitted out.

In addition to the large picture windows, the air-conditioned carriages will include wi-fi, and both plug and USB sockets.

The driving vehicle of one of the new trains showing crash protection for the cab. The blue polythene protects the lower portion of the painted bodyshell from damage during construction as it has been painted red. Picture: GA

When other carriages are completed they will gradually be grouped together to form entire trains together with the bogies.

Stadler is building a total of 58 trains for GA, which will be used on the following operations:

■ Class 745/0 EMU for Intercity services – 10 units, 12 carriages

■ Class 745/1 EMU for Stansted Express services – 10 units, 12 carriages

■ Class 755/3 bi-mode for regional services, 14 units, three carriages

■ Class 755/5 bi-mode for regional services, 24 units, four carriages

These trains are due enter service during 2019.

Read more News and Features in the March 2018 issue of The RM – on sale February 7!

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