Northern statement on Class 195 and 331 fault

Northern has issued the following statement after a fault was identified on the new fleet of trains built by CAF

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.”

Contact Information

Glyn Hellam

Media Manager

Northern

01904 568652

07795 008693

Glyn.Hellam@northernrailway.co.uk

@northern_pr