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First new Greater Anglia carriage takes shape at Derby train factory

PUBLISHED: 16:16 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:16 16 April 2018

The first carriage of Greater Anglia's new Bombardier trains has been completed at Derby. Picture: GREATER ANGLIA

The first carriage of Greater Anglia's new Bombardier trains has been completed at Derby. Picture: GREATER ANGLIA

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The first new carriage for Greater Anglia’s fleet of next-generation suburban trains is nearing completion at train-maker Bombardier’s Derby factory.

Greater Anglia is replacing all of its trains and 111 of them are being built by Bombardier on two production lines.

The aluminium pre-glazed body sides, roofs, floor and cabs are manufactured, wired, fitted out and painted before being bolted together on the line.

These trains will be used for commuter services into London Liverpool Street including services from Ipswich, Colchester and Clacton.

A further 58 trains are being made by Stadler, in Switzerland, to replace the current intercity, Stansted Express and rural line trains.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia Managing Director, said: “It’s brilliant to see our brand new trains taking shape. We’re confident that they’ll make a big difference to customers.”

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