The first Greater Anglia Class 755 will arrive in the UK towards the end of this month, with the first train entering traffic in mid-May.
The schedule was revealed by Thomas Ahlburg, group chief executive of Stadler, during the train’s launch at the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin on September 20.
Meanwhile, GA Managing Director Jamie Burles, speaking at the same event, said that the 1,043-vehicle replacement of GA’s entire existing fleet was the largest private sector fleet replacement in privatisation not funded by Government.
“We are bringing InterCity-class trains on regional routes,” he said. “We have a history of cascades and hand-me-down stock, and this will shoot us up to the top of quality.”
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