As part of its North West Electrification Programme, Network Rail then committed to a further package of improvements at Allerton, re-electrifying the depot after it was deelectrified in 2009, to accommodate Northern's electric trains
Andy Barr, Hitachi Rail Europe's chief operating officer, said: "We are delighted that Abellio has selected Hitachi Rail Europe as preferred bidder to supply rolling stock as well as long-term maintenance of our electric trains
The proposed electric trains
would comprise units of three coaches each - double the length of today's Pacer units and almost three times longer than the units which shuttle between Radyr and Coryton via Cardiff Central.
But transport consultant John Davies, formerly British Rail's manager for Wales, said old electric trains
would be like new ones after they had been refurbished and brought up to modern standards.
This move was in violation of the contract for the purchase of the diesel and electric trains
from Siemens, and was made without any consultations with KfW, reports say.
This is because the new electric trains
should allow the train companies to provide more seats on long distance and high speed routes.
The introduction of longer electric trains
means that the diesel train services that depart from Rugeley at 6.
run by Central Trains between Coventry and Wolverhampton via Birmingham New Street are to be replaced by diesel trains from the end of this month after cracks were found on some of the aluminium sub- frames.
A FLEET of electric trains
withdrawn from service for safety reasons should be back on the tracks by early next week, rail chiefs said yesterday.
Two people died and 52 were injured when two electric trains
Rail Simulator" lets players take charge of steam, diesel and electric trains
on real routes in the United Kingdom and Germany.
The Goblin project is to see the old diesel stock trains replaced with cleaner, greener electric trains
with four carriages.
Northern Rail is introducing electric trains
between Lime Street and Preston following the introduction of an electrified line.
The Department for Transport and Northern Rail are continuing to work on proposals to deliver a fleet of electric trains
for the franchise, which would see existing diesel stock released to strengthen other services during the deal.
1m - and they could be replaced by electric trains
just months later.