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New Greater Anglia Class 755 enters traffic.

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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  • AndrewJG8918 - 30/07/2019 05:04

    Good to see the Class 755 Bi-mode trains that have entered service.

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  • AndrewJG8918 - 31/07/2019 00:28

    Hopefully Class 745 Flirt EMUs will soon follow which will replace the Class 90 Mk3 (London Liverpool St-Norwich) and Class 379 (London Liverpool St-Stansted Airport). With the possibility of cascading the Class 379 to Great Western Railway and/or Great Northern as they were built in 2010-2011 as AC 25kv Overhead only. With the Class 153 & Class 1170 cascaded to Transport for Wales and Class 156 cascaded to Northern or ScotRail.

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