The 58th and final Stadler train for Greater Anglia arrived at Norwich Crown Point on May 7.
Stansted Express 12-car electric multiple unit 745110 completes GA’s order from the Swiss manufacturer, comprising 14 three-car bi-mode units, 24 four-car bi-modes, ten 12-car inter-city EMUs and ten 12-car EMUs for the Stansted route. The final BMU to arrive was 755403, delivered on April 23.
Stadler Class 755s have now taken over all of GA’s rural services, replacing Class 153s, ‘156s’ and ‘170s’ (cascaded to Transport for Wales and East Midlands Railway), while the Class 745s are entering traffic on the Norwich-London Liverpool Street route.
Not all 20 EMUs have yet been accepted for traffic. They started replacing Class 90-hauled Mk 3 sets from January 7, with the final locomotive-hauled trains running at the end of March.
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