CAF Civity UK Class 195 diesel multiple-unit for Arriva’s Northern franchise.

UK: Rolls-Royce’s MTU business is to supply 140 Series 1800 PowerPacks for use on the 55 Civity UK diesel multiple-units which Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF is building for use on Arriva’s Northern franchise.

Announcing the order on February 3, Rolls-Royce said the 390 kW PowerPacks would have 6H 1800 R85L engines and comply with EU Stage IIIB emissions regulations, with built-in selective catalytic reduction units to reduce the amount of nitrogen oxide produced.

The order for the 160 km/h Civity UK DMUs was announced by leasing company Eversholt Rail in January 2016. The 25 two-car and 30 three-car Class 195 units are to be used on the Northern Connect branded services linking cities in northern England, facilitating a cascade of existing rolling stock which would enable the fleet of 1980s Class 14x Pacer DMUs to be withdrawn from the Northern franchise.

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