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Digital upgrades completed for local trains

Northern's fleet of Class 333 trains on the Airedale and Wharfedale lines have received digital upgrades, to offer an improved experience on board for customers.

Enhancements include the installation of high-definition CCTV cameras, USB charging points and plug sockets as well as brighter LED lighting and digital display screens that provide customers with real-time information.

The trains, which operate services from Skipton and Ilkley to Bradford Forster Square and Leeds are the latest carriages to undergo the digital makeover, which is part of a wider, multi-million-pound investment programme to enhance customer journeys with new trains and better stations.

Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “It’s fantastic to add the Class 333 trains to the roll call of refurbished units out on the network.

“Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we are committed to delivering further improvements for our passengers to enjoy.

“I am grateful to our partners across the industry, including Angel Trains, Yellow Rail and our own team at Northern, who have worked hard to deliver the refurbishments and I look forward to seeing more and more refurbished carriages take to the rails in the coming months.”

David Jordan, chief operating officer of Angel Trains, said: “It is exciting to see the Class 333s undergo refurbishment which will dramatically improve journeys for Northern passengers. We have enjoyed working with our industry partners at Northern and Yellow Rail and look forward to seeing more of these upgraded units on the tracks soon.”


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