Electrification of the 17-mile route between Blackpool North and Preston will also allow electric trains
to operate to Blackpool North from Liverpool.
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.
Diesel trains have replaced the electric trains
on some services.
HAVE YOUR SAY "However, we remain committed to working with them to ensure customers on the route will benefit from the additional capacity and more reliable journeys that electric trains
will deliver as soon as possible.
Rail operator Abellio, announced this week as the winner of the contract to run Scotland's train services for the next decade, has enlisted the firm to build and supply 70 new electric trains
for ScotRail, which will come into operation by December 2017.
If the electrification of the Valley Lines is completed in 2020 or 2021 and electric trains
are introduced, unless an alternative use can be found for the Pacers the full value of the investment will not be realised.
Stations would also be cleaner as electric trains
are quieter and do not emit exhaust fumes.
Train operators want 400 miles of UK railways upgraded to accommodate electric trains
, including two routes in the Yorkshire region.
Singer Frankie Vaughan watched the production of electric trains
, road-racing sets and miniature cars during a visit to the toy-making works of Meccano Limited at Binns Road, Liverpool, in October, 1963.
The 45-year-old auto detailer painstakingly sets up his years-in-the- making investment once a month, drawing curious passers-by to inspect the functioning electric trains
that snake their way around the building on Pine Street, complete with smoking cabooses, screeching brakes and chatter from the tower.
A spokesman said: "After a routine inspection, we are doing repairs on selected class 323 electric trains
as a result of a small number of cracks found in the structure of some coaches.
Commencing in 2008, the Austrian Federal Railways will have a fleet of 171 Talent electric trains
at its disposal.
on the High Level Bridge - all photographs courtesy of the Armstrong Railway Photographic Trust
The fleets, which will provide an extra 13 million seats a year, comprise 12 five-car Civity UK Intercity electric trains
and 13 five-car Intercity trains.
Even though the so-called "new" electric trains
will be 35-year-old rolling stock from the London area, they will reduce the journey times.