New train fleet to replace Pacers
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Northern to replace Pacers with '21st Century' trains

Rail operator Northern is replacing its 30-year-old Pacers with new trains.

The 98-strong fleet will come into service by Christmas and are capable of travelling at 100mph (160 km/h), will be fully accessible, and have wi-fi and plug sockets.

The first completed train is due off the production line in Zaragoza, Spain in the coming weeks.

Northern's managing director said it was a "landmark moment" for rail travel in the north of England.

  • 05 Feb 2018