New trains from Northern for Lincoln and East Midlands

Northen Railway new trains for Nottingham
Credit: Northen Railway

On Wednesday 4th of December 2019, Northern announced that the Lincoln, Gainsborough, Worksop, and Nottingham lines are receiving brand-new trains.

From Sunday 15th December there will be more than 50 new trains from Northen that will be carrying customers across the network. In 2020 they will be another additional 49 more to be introduced to the rail as well.

On these new trains, there will be free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, at-seat power plus customer information/media screens with real-time information. These new trains will also be fully accessible with spaces for wheelchairs and cycles.

The train operator is also currently fully refurbishing its existing fleet of 268 trains

What did the officials say?

Steve Hopkinson, Northern’s Regional Director said:

“The Northern network is busier than it has been for a generation – more than 100 million customer journeys will be made on Northern services in 2019 – and the introduction of new trains is at the heart of delivering improvements for our customers.

“We are delighted, therefore, that customers travelling through Lincolnshire, the East Midlands and South Yorkshire will now be served by brand new trains.

“These fantastic trains are a true step-change in travelling experience and we are extremely proud to be delivering a £500m investment for our customers.”

Mike Timson, Chief Executive at Visit Lincoln, said:

“This is really exciting for the city of Lincoln and I’m looking forward to working with Northern to show their customers what Lincoln has to offer – for business and leisure.

“The new trains present huge economic benefits for Lincoln and there has never been a better time to visit with a spectacular programme of events and experiences taking place in 2020. These include the opening of Lincoln Cathedral’s ‘Cathedral Connected’ project, a special ‘V&A’ exhibition in the city, the exciting retail development at the Cornhill Quarter and the St Marks Shopping Centre transformation – as well as several international travel trade projects we are working on with VisitBritain.”

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  1. So Northern are just focusing on add new trains for the Northwest, Manchester, Merseyside, East Midlands, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. Whilst the Northeast has been ignored and are still stuck with existing stocks. I hope TPE can improve better rail service for the Northeast with their new Class 802 Nova 1 that is coming into service before the end of 2019.


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