Class 319 Flex electro-diesel multiple-units for Wales [Railway Gazette]





Date: 17/07/2017

UK: The Welsh Government is to provide £19m and operator Arriva Trains Wales £1m to lease five Class 319 Flex electro-diesel multiple-units for use on the Wales & Borders franchise from 2018 until at least 2021. First announced by Porterbrook Leasing and Northern franchise operator Arriva in December 2016, the Class 319 Flex concept is based on fitting diesel alternator powerpacks to the driving cars of four-car dual-system EMUs made surplus by the delivery of Siemens Class 700 EMUs for the Thameslink route. [From Richard Buckby]


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Class 319 Flex electro-diesel multiple-units for Wales

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UK: The Welsh Government is to provide £19m and operator Arriva Trains Wales £1m to lease five Class 319 Flex electro-diesel multiple-units for use...

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Location: Blackfriars
Company: London, Chatham and Dover Railway
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Location: Liverpool Lime Street
Company: Liverpool and Manchester Railway
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