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Warnes: Northern must retain DMUs

Northern Rail Planning and Programmes Director Rob Warnes says it is important to ensure that the diesel multiple units displaced by Class 319 electric multiple units remain within the Northern Rail franchise.

He acknowledged suggestions on February 24 that a potential delay to trans-Pennine electrification could mean that the imminent TransPennine Express franchise Invitation To Tender would include a requirement for additional DMUs.

  • For more on this story, see RAIL 769, published on March 4. 

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