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Northern Rail - C

Northern Rail Rolling Stock

Northern Rail operated a large diesel fleet, which was used on most services. There was also a smaller electric fleet used on shorter distance services around Leeds and Manchester and on services between Liverpool and Manchester.

Northern Rail inherited a fleet of Class 142, 144, 150, 153, 155, 156 and 158 diesel multiple units and Class 321, 323 and 333 electric multiple units from Arriva Trains Northern and First North Western.

In October 2006 Northern Rail leased six former Central Trains Class 158s that had been on loan to First Great Western.

In March 2007 Northern Rail announced it would be acquiring a further 30 Class 158s from Arriva Trains Wales, Central Trains and First Great Western to replace 26 Class 142 Pacers. In the event, Northern Rail received only 19 Class 158s, but did gain eight centre carriages from East Midlands Trains in 2008 that were inserted into Northern's ex-First North Western Class 158s.

Twelve of the Class 142s were placed in store, then sublet to First Great Western from late 2007, five were returned to Northern Rail in the autumn of 2008 with the remaining seven following in the autumn of 2011.

From December 2008 until December 2011 Northern Rail leased three Class 180s for use on Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria and Hazel Grove services.

From July 2011 Northern Rail received 18 Class 150s from London Midland. In 2011, Northern Rail received the five former Stansted Express Class 322s from First ScotRail.

In March 2015 the first Class 319s entered service on the Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service.

Northern Rail Overview

Northern Rail Franchise(s): Northern Rail
12 December 2004 – 31 March 2016

Northern Rail Main Region(s): North West, North East,
Yorkshire and the Humber

Northern Rail Other Region(s): East Midlands and Staffordshire
Northern Rail Fleet Size: 333
Northern Rail Stations Called At: 526
Northern Rail Stations Operated: 464
Northern Rail Parent Company: Serco-Abellio
Northern Rail Reporting Mark: NT
Northern Rail Predecessor:
Arriva Trains Northern
First North Western

Northern Rail Successor: Arriva Rail North


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