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Arriving in 2019
13 sets of five-car carriages hauled by Class 68 locomotives
291 seats (providing an extra 106 seats compared to our existing trains) – 261 standard, 30 first class
Real-time passenger information system in every coach
Four toilets on-board, three standard and one universal access toilet
Storage for up to four bicycles
Electronic seat reservations system. Green (seat free), yellow (seat partially reserved) and red (seat fully reserved)
Wi-Fi and media servers on-board with power sockets at every pair of seats
Maintained by Alstom in Manchester
Our 13 five carriage Mark 5a coaches are being built by Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) and financed by Beacon Rail
The coaches will be pulled by Class 68 locomotives owned by Beacon Rail and leased from Direct Rail Services