UK: Transport for Wales has taken delivery of the first of eight three-car and four two-car Class 170 diesel multiple-units which are being transferred from Greater Anglia.
Driver training is scheduled to begin on September 16 with the units expected to enter service on the Cheltenham to Maesteg route in December 2019. Subject to route clearance, Transport for Wales are also exploring future options to run the trains on the Ebbw Vale and Heart of Wales lines.
‘The Class 170s provide a more modern and reliable service with air conditioning and power sockets’, said TfW Rail services Rolling Stock Director Sara Holland. ‘These are comfortable trains that will significantly improve capacity and provide a high standard of on-board customer experience.’