Greater Anglia’s new Stadler trains celebrate first anniversary

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Credit: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia is marking one year since they introduced their brand new Stadler trains into passenger service.

The new trains are operating in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex and are fulfilling the promise of more seats and a better experience for passengers.

The new trains boast a gold standard in accessibility, including a lower floor and a retractable step.

For the last three months, punctuality has been between 93% and 99% on routes where the new Stadler trains are running.

The first Stadler train operated the 07.47 service from Lowestoft to Norwich on 29 July 2019

Greater Anglia bi mode trains
Credit: Greater Anglia

At the time, Greater Anglia’s Managing Director, Jamie Burles, said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for everyone involved with East Anglia’s railways – customers, communities and all the team here at Greater Anglia.

“Our new trains will transform rail travel across the region, bring wider economic, social, business, tourism and environmental benefits. It is the largest wholescale replacement of trains by any train company in the UK.”

Today he said: “We’re really pleased with the positive customer reaction to our new bi-mode trains.

“This has been a major project, but my team has kept up a relentless focus on bringing our fantastic new trains into service and providing a better service for customers across the region.

“I am really proud of their hard work and dedication to transforming rail travel for people in East Anglia and the passenger feedback has shown just how much the new trains are appreciated.

“We look forward to welcoming people back on board our more comfortable, quieter, more reliable and environmentally friendly services, now that travel advice has changed, and everyone can take the train again.”

Ralf Warwel, UK and Ireland sales director, said: ‘The first anniversary of the introduction of the new fleet for Greater Anglia means that Stadler trains have now been running on the mainline UK railway for a year. This is a momentous achievement, and we are very pleased to have reached this milestone. Working closely with our client, we look forward to the final furlong of the project, with trains for the Stansted Express line now starting to enter passenger service.’

The introduction of the bi-mode trains on Greater Anglia’s regional routes was completed on 1 February 2020.

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  1. Happy Birthday Stadler Flirt. The Class 745 and Class 755 Stadler Flirts are amazing trains. But some have broken down since they have started service and replace the Class 153, Class 156 and Class 170 DMU units.

  2. Happy Birthday Greater Anglia Class 755 Stadler Flirt Bi-Mode. Stadler have done a wonderful job on mass producing the Stadler Flirt Class 745 Electric and Class 755 Bi-Mode rolling stocks for Greater Anglia to replace the Class 153 & Class 156 “Sprinters” and Class 170 “Turbostar” DMUs and Class 90+Mk3 stocks and to replace the Class 379 “Electrostar” EMUs on Stansted Express.


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