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Talgo has shortlisted the port of Mostyn in north Wales as one of six potential sites for its proposed UK rolling stock manufacturing plant, the company announced in Cardiff on October 9.
The other sites include St Helens, Leeds and Chesterfield in northern England, and Hunterston or Longannet in Scotland. A decision on a preferred site is expected next month, although a final go-ahead would depend on the company obtaining an initial order.
Talgo has been shortlisted to bid for the supply of at least 54 classic compatible 360 km/h trainsets for Phase 1 of HS2 between London and the West Midlands, based on its Avril concept. However, it said the UK plant could also be used to manufacture rolling stock for other domestic applications as well as exports, augmenting the capacity of its two existing facilities in Spain.
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Northern has taken delivery of two Class 170 trains at its Neville Hill depot near Leeds.
The trains, which previously provided services north of the border for ScotRail, will undergo a full refurbishment and features available to customers will include power sockets and air-conditioning.
A new type of train for Northern services, training on the Class 170s is expected to start in the next few weeks on a route between Holbeck near Leeds and Nottingham.
They will provide services between York, Harrogate and Leeds from May.
The delivery of these trains is another milestone in Northerns programme of train upgrades as the train operator invests millions in improving its existing fleet and phasing out its older Pacer style trains.
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Glenrothes with Thornton: 170475 and sister form the 16.15 from Glenrothes with Thornton to Edinburgh on 6 April. In the background is the former wagon repair shop, subsequently given over to light industrial use and now larg ...
Bill Roberton 05/04/2014


Edinburgh Waverley: Odd one out times two. 170434 for Dundee in Saltire livery and 170458 for Glasgow Queen Street become blocked in at Waverley west end shortly after mid-day on 10 May by new arrivals 156442 also in Sal ...
David Pesterfield 10/05/2011


Newcraighall South Junction: Two men comparing sticks alongside the attenuation pool of the Edinburgh and Midlothian food waste recycling plant at Millerhill on 19 January 2016. In the centre background ScotRail 170475 is about t ...
John Furnevel 19/01/2016

A duo of ScotRail Class 170 trains have arrived at Northerns Neville Hill depot near Leeds.

The trains, which previously provided services north of the border, will undergo a full refurbishment, with new features including power sockets and air conditioning.

Training on the new stock, which will provide services between York Harrogate and Leeds from May, is expected to start shortly on a route between Holbeck, near Leeds, and Nottingham.

The train operator said that the delivery of the trains is another milestone in its programme of train upgrades, as it invests millions in improving its existing fleet and phasing out its older Pacer style trains.
(Permalink) Class 170 Harrogate Leeds Neville Hill Depot York


York: Northern Trains 11.11 service to Leeds via Harrogate waits to leave platform 8 at York station on 19 March 2014.
Bruce McCartney 19/03/2014


Knaresborough: Knaresborough station looking towards Harrogate as 3-car 144020 waits to depart for Leeds. Beyond the train the crossover on the Nidd viaduct can be seen. A fireplace business occupies most of the bui ...
Mark Bartlett 11/10/2008


Harrogate: The 12.29 service from Leeds, formed by unit 142089, arrives at Harrogate on 27 September. The train will continue forward as the 13.05 to York.
John Furnevel 27/09/2010

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