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Testing plans for Greater Anglia's new Stadler trains

Testing of Stadler-built trains for Greater Anglia will take place in several European countries.

The company told RAIL: "“The majority of the tests will be done in parallel at Velim (Czech Republic) and Romania, as well as in Switzerland and UK. There will be some testing in Germany, too. Various units will be involved for testing at the same time.”

The designs for the Stadler electric multiple unit and bi-mode fleets have been ‘locked’, and construction will start soon in Switzerland. Work continues to finalise designs for the Bombardier Aventra fleet that will operate suburban trains, and these will be the first to enter service. GA expects the design to be ‘locked’ in November.

Some 169 new trains are on order, in a £1.4 billion investment that will entail delivery of 1,043 new carriages, replacing the entire existing GA fleet.

  • RAIL 836 will carry a report on the Class 720 Aventra fleet, published on September 27.

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  • Simon - 08/09/2017 15:47

    It'll fail like all other GA services...

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  • Andy Pandy - 10/09/2017 16:21

    Very true simon, so will the bombardier class 720's and the bi-mode class 755's (for the rural lines)

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  • AndrewJGwilt1989 - 11/09/2017 03:23

    Can't wait for the new Bombardier Aventra and Stadler Flirt rolling stocks to be introduced and to start service on the Greater Anglia network in 2019. It's about time that the East of England deserves to get brand new trains.

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  • AndrewJGwilt1989 - 11/09/2017 03:25

    Can't wait for the new Bombardier Aventra and Stadler Flirt rolling stocks to be introduced and to start service on the Greater Anglia network in 2019. It's about time that the East of England deserves to get brand new trains.

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