Two new Class 777 Metro publicly-owned trains journey through Bromsgrove en route to Liverpool - The Bromsgrove Standard

Two new Class 777 Metro publicly-owned trains journey through Bromsgrove en route to Liverpool

Bromsgrove Editorial 17th May, 2024   0

TWO NEW publicly owned trains which are set to operate passenger services around Liverpool were transported through Bromsgrove this week, writes Neil Gordon.

The class 777 Metro trains were heading to Liverpool for testing ahead of being accepted into passenger service on Merseyrail routes around Liverpool and areas of Cheshire and Lancashire.

A total of 53 of the trains have been built by Swiss company Stadler Rail at sites in Switzerland and Poland and will be publicly owned by Liverpool City Region, making them the first publicly owned trains in more than a generation.

The electric trains are powered by a ground-level third-rail system while seven of the units are also battery configured to enable operation on non-electrified sections of the network as well.

Polish built units numbers 777043 and 777045 were transported through Bromsgrove on Wednesday en route to Stadler Rail’s Kirkdale depot in Liverpool.




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