Greater Anglia 755410 entered traffic today (July 29), the first of the operator’s £1.4 billion fleet of 169 new trains.
The four-car bi-mode was built by Stadler in Poland, and is one of 24 Class 755/4s on order.
Its first train was the 0747 Lowestoft-Norwich, replacing Class 37-hauled stock. The ‘755s’ will progressively take over more duties ahead of the transfer of existing GA trains, with the 12 Class 170/2s due to move to Transport for Wales from October.
The Swiss firm is also building 14 three-car Class 755/3 bi-modes, ten 12-car Class 745/0s for the Norwich-London route and ten 12-car Class 745/1s for Stansted Express.
GA also has 89 five-car and 22 ten-car Class 720s on order from Bombardier, with testing underway on the first set.
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