TESTING and driver training of CAF Class 195 DMUs and 331 EMUs for Northern was suspended from March 14 after the discovery of an internal bar coupling issue between the vehicles.
Northern said “a small mechanical design issue requires a fix before we resume the testing and driver training”.
No date has been given for the resumption of testing, however on February 22, the Office of Rail and Road approved Class 331s for passenger service once the fault is corrected.
Fit out of the first two units has been completed at CAF’s Newport (S Wales) factory, with these now on test.
A third production line is being prepared to build trains.
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