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CAF com­pletes de­liv­ery of ‘195s’

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Three-car CAF 195133 ar­rived at Edge Hill on Novem­ber 12 for test­ing and com­mis­sion­ing, com­plet­ing the de­liv­ery of 101 trains by the Span­ish man­u­fac­turer.

The diesel mul­ti­ple unit will join its class­mates at North­ern and should be in traf­fic by the end of the year.

The driv­ing ve­hi­cles were as­sem­bled at CAF’s New­port fa­cil­ity, while the cen­tre ve­hi­cle was built in Irun (north­ern Spain).

CAF has built 58 Class 195 DMUs and 43 Class 331 elec­tric mul­ti­ple units, in a £500 mil­lion deal placed by Ar­riva when it took over the North­ern fran­chise in 2015.

All the EMUs have al­ready en­tered traf­fic, while the fi­nal ‘195’ is one of three that were or­dered when North­ern ex­er­cised an op­tion for more trains.

CAF is now com­plet­ing re­pairs to two-car 195021 at New­port.

The DMU was de­railed at Edge

Hill dur­ing shunt­ing and has yet to en­ter pas­sen­ger ser­vice.

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