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Northern Rail began using Class 319 electric multiple units between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport this morning (March 5).

The first train, the 0616 Liverpool Lime Street-Manchester Airport, was formed of 319363. Also in traffic was 319362.

Initially two trains will be in traffic each day, but that will increase to three.

Electric trains between Liverpool and Wigan are due to start operating this month too. EMUs will serve Manchester Victoria from May.

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