Friday, 30 August 2019

Northern Class 331 Launch at Blackpool

Class 331 EMU 011 on display at Blackpool North station

Northern had an official press launch for their new Class 331 EMU at Blackpool North railway station on 30th August. In the morning after the press launch 331011 made a round trip to Preston and return. The EMU was open for the public to inspect from 3.30 pm until 6.00 pm in the afternoon. The Class 331s are due to begin operating on the Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street service from 9th September, and will be introduced onto the Manchester route later on. The Class 331 Civity EMUs are manufactured by CAF at their Zaragoza factory in Spain.

331011 on display at Blackpool North railway station

EMUs 319367 and 331011 at Blackpool North station

A view showing the tables and seating arrangement

A view showing the doors at the driving end of the train

The location of the toilet compartment in the Class 331

A view of the driver's cab of 331011

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