These trains, built by CAF in Spain will go through their first round of dynamic testing to Blackpool North on January 2nd 19'.
From Preston joining the Blackpool branch line at the Preston Fylde Junction, will pass all the stations on the line during the test before arriving at platform 6 at 11:15.
Ben Ackroyd, Northern’s Engineering Director, said: “Passengers in the North West will get a chance to see the trains as they are being tested.
There’s a real sense of anticipation among the team here at Northern as we look forward to introducing a step change in what we offer our customers.”
“We are a step closer to seeing our vehicles operating on Northern’s important and busy rail network, when we are confident our reliable, high-performance trains will deliver the best possible customer experience.”
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Before these units were tested on the UK network CAF did similar a practice on the Czech rail network. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=widZ1aEpnrI&feature=youtu.be
5Z90 0959½ Edge Hill Depot to Blackpool North Car. M.D.Northern service departing on 2nd January 2019