This article has been updated to reflect a reworded press release issued by Northern
Northern has announced that they have temporarily withdrawn 22 of their 101 Class 195/331 trains, built by CAF.
A fault is affecting the mounting of the yaw dampers, a system designed to reduce the sway of a carriage means that 22 have been withdrawn whilst the issue is investigated.
The train operator has said that the 78 other trains have been fully checked and are operating as normal.
Northern has also said that the withdrawal of 22 trains is not currently affecting Northern services.
A spokesperson for Northern said: “A fault has been identified on some of the new fleet of trains built by CAF and operated by Northern.
“The fault is affecting the mounting of the yaw dampers (a system designed to reduce swaying motion in the carriage) and has resulted in 22 trains being removed from service while the issue is investigated.
“Northern is now working closely with CAF to determine the cause of the fault and to fix the issue. The remaining 78 trains in Northern’s CAF fleet have been fully checked and are operating as normal. The units still in passenger service will be regularly checked as part of the ongoing engineering process.”
The spokesperson added: “At present, the temporary removal of the 22 trains, is not causing any impact on Northern’s timetabled services.”
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