Arriva Trains Northern - Arriva Trains Northern Rolling Stock - B

Arriva Trains Northern - B

Arriva Trains Northern Rolling Stock

Arriva Trains Northern inherited a fleet of Class 142, Class 144, Class 150, Class 155, Class 156, Class 158, Class 308 and Class 321s from Regional Railways.

In September 1998, Northern Spirit traded seven of its Class 142s (142085-091) to Valley Lines in exchange for seven Class 150s (150268-274), although between October and December 2002 these were swapped for unrefurbished units 142072-77 and 142080-083, as 142086-091 had only recently been refurbished by Northern Spirit and Valley Lines wished to start their own refurbishment from scratch. In January 2001, the first of 16 Class 333s ordered to replace the Class 308s, entered service.

A shortage of available rolling stock to meet increasing demand led Arriva Trains Northern to lease Class 37s and ex Virgin CrossCountry Mark 2 carriages from English Welsh & Scottish to top and tail a daily service from Leeds to Carlisle for 12 months from September 2003. It also operated a peak hour Knaresborough to Leeds service.

Some of the rolling stock was owned by the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and these were repainted red and silver with the Metro logos of the passenger transport executive.

  • 142 Pacer   Diesel Multiple Unit


  • 144 Pacer   Diesel Multiple Unit


  • 150 Sprinter   Diesel Multiple Unit


  • 153 Super Sprinter   Diesel Multiple Unit


  • 155 Super Sprinter   Diesel Multiple Unit
  • 156 Super Sprinter   Diesel Multiple Unit


  • 158 Express Sprinter   Diesel Multiple Unit


  • 308   Electric Multiple Unit


  • 321   Electric Multiple Unit


  • 333   Electric Multiple Unit


  • Mark 2 carriage   carriage


Arriva Trains Northern Overview

Arriva Trains Northern Franchise(s): Regional Railways North East
2 March 1997 – 11 December 2004

Arriva Trains Northern Main Region(s): North East

Arriva Trains Northern Other Region(s): North West
North Midlands

Arriva Trains Northern Fleet Size: 169 until February 2004
141 after February 2004

Arriva Trains Northern Parent Company: Arriva
Arriva Trains Northern Reporting Mark: AN (NS when Northern Spirit)
Arriva Trains Northern Predecessor: Regional Railways
Arriva Trains Northern Successors:
First TransPennine Express
Northern Rail


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