Stadler completes 58-strong train order for Greater Anglia

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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  • Steve - 23/05/2020 08:59

    Why are there only ten Class 745 units when the service requires a minimum of 12?

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  • Güntürk Üstün - 03/02/2022 06:52

    New fast and comforable trains with new possibilities; it is all happening within the regulary developping and promising train operating company "Greater Anglia (legal name Abellio East Anglia Limited)" in Great Britain. There is no doubt that this 58 train units agreement with the adept and rooted Swiss company "Stadler Rail" is one of the most prominent and successful milestones in the history of "Greater Anglia". Let us recall that the first Class 755 bi-mode MU sets entered service on 29 July 2019 while the Class 745 EMUs first entered service on 8 January 2020 on the "Greater Anglia" network. Dr. Güntürk Üstün

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