Porterbrook and Northern to develop electro-diesel MU

Class 319 EMUs have been operating on Northern services between Manchester and Liverpool since May 2015. Photo: Tony Miles

UK: Faced with an ongoing shortage of diesel multiple-units and delays to Network Rail’s electrification programme, rolling stock company Porterbrook Leasing and Northern franchise operator Arriva announced on December 22 that they are to develop an electro-diesel multiple unit by converting former Thameslink dual-system Class 319 EMUs.

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