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Today the first journey on Network Rail’s electric train was made between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport station.
The new Northern trains have been redesigned to have new exterior paintwork as well as refreshed and modernised interiors which include seating for a more comfortable journey.
New on-board technology means that customers will be better informed about their joinery while travelling via digital screens and automated audio announcements.
This is the first of a fleet with another 19 to be ruled out on the route in the next couple of months. These new trains means that there will be less noise, more reliable services and more space.
Martin Frobisher, route managing director for Network Rail, said: This first electric train to travel between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport signifies the completion of the latest stage of a much bigger electrification programme in the north west.
When the north west electrification upgrades and network improvements are completed in 2019 they will deliver significant, long term benefits to passengers across the north of England.
Alex Hynes, managing director for Northern said: What an exciting time for our customers in the north west! Being able to deliver these electric services to them is the culmination of years of planning and will bring more seats, more space and improved journeys for our customers.
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