New Northern trains to run from Monday - FINALLY marking the end of the line for the knackered, rusty old Pacers [MEN]

Date: 28/06/2019

These sleek new engines mark the end of the line for the much-maligned Pacer trains. Rail operator Northern says it will oversee the complete removal of Pacers by the end of the year. The first nine new trains of a planned 101-strong fleet will now start carrying passengers on Greater Manchester routes from Monday. Northern has revealed a glimpse of the new trains before they are brought into service.

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New Northern trains to run from Monday, marking the end of the rusty old Pacers

Manchester Evening News

The first nine of a 101-strong, £500m fleet will start carrying passengers on routes across Greater Manchester

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