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First new-look Northern DMU in traffic

Northern 158752. NORTHERN.

The first refurbished Northern Class 158 entered traffic at the end of October.

Three-car 158752 has been fitted with new carpets and seat cushions, LED lighting has been installed, designated wheelchair spaces in the carriages have been introduced, and ‘call for aid’ buttons have been installed. The on-board toilets have also been refurbished and fitted with improved baby changing facilities.

“Our trains will be phased in and out of refurbishment in order to ensure minimum impact on our daily services, and we are excited to welcome this first milestone - our first train back in service for our customers,” said Northern Managing Director Alex Hynes.

  • For more on the '158', read RAIL 813, published on November 9.

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  • Andrew Cawood - 26/10/2016 16:38

    The inside looks good but the outside livery is terrible.One half looks like Anglia livery and the front looks like Northern livery they forget to paint.What was wrong with the Arriva Wales colours that i think are the best on the network.

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 27/10/2016 01:22

    I do like how Northern Trains have refurbished the Class 158 with more Class 158's and other DMU and EMU trains to be refurbished and new trains to be delivered aswell.

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  • Eddie Devall - 27/10/2016 10:40

    Whilst not the worst livery produced it is still pretty dreadful, with way too much white. Lets hope there is an early rethink on this one.

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  • FrankH - 27/10/2016 21:15

    I'll wait till I see one before judgement, but with British weather as it is that white is going to get dirty very quickly.

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    • FrankH - 29/10/2016 00:57

      "and we are excited to welcome this first milestone", might end up being a millstone round his neck.

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  • James - 13/11/2016 16:13

    I went on this train last week when it was the 12:05 Leeds to Blackpool North and sitting in the front carriage. Was absolutely fantastic and beautifully refurbished

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  • FrankH - 21/03/2017 09:50

    Seen a refurbished 150/2 or 156 this morning on a Preston - Huddersfield. It doesn't quite look right on a 2 car set, it could grow on me if seen from a distance.

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