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Northern temporarily removes 22 trains to investigate fault

Northern says 22 trains have been temporarily removed after a fault was identified on the new fleet of trains built by CAF.

The train operating company says: “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 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.”

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