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First New Class 777 EMU For Merseyrail

posted on 7th Oct 2019 18:29

A key manufacturing milestone has been met in the building of the new trains for the Merseyrail network. Following successful static testing and „sign off“ at Stadler's factory on 2 October the first new Class 777 EMU has been making its way to the Wegberg-Wildenrath test centre for dynamic testing. This will see the train travel up to speeds of 120 km/h, with all dynamic aspects such as braking and EMC thoroughly tested.

The first unit should arrive in the UK in December and will be stabled at Kirkdale as a base for further testing and to allow for driver training. The trains will begin to be rolled out into passenger service from 2020.

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