CAF is the supplier of the new regional trains for the Arriva UK operator for the railway lines in the North of England. These units belong to the Civity modular train platform.

The project consists of the supply of 43 electric trains and 55 diesel trains. The diesel traction units are made up of 2 and 3 cars and can reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h. 

With the aim of ensuring maximum accessibility to those persons with reduced mobility, the trains have specific areas for wheel chairs and manual ramps to access the train. Furthermore, their interior is designed to ensure safe movement of passengers inside the train by benefiting from wide gangways and the absence of intermediate steps or ramps between cars. 

The new fleet will provide services on the lines that join Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle with Chester, Barrow-in-Furness, Lincoln, Nottingham and Hull.

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Technical data sheet

  • CompositionMc-Mc // Mc-M-Mc
  • Train length (mm): 48.052 // 71.402
  • Total Passenger Capacity 211 // 452
  • Maximum speed (km/h) 160
  • Equipment
    • Cab and saloon air conditioning
    • WC
    • CCTV
    • Passenger Information Systems
    • TDMS Technical Data Management System
    • Event Recorder
    • DAS (Driver's Advisory System)
    • GSM-R Radio
    • Fire detection and extinguishing system
    • Internet via WiFi
    • Passenger counter system