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MP hails community campaign success as new trains come to the Furness and Lakes lines

July 1, 2019 1:26 PM

Tim at Windermere stationLocal MP Tim Farron has welcomed the arrival of brand-new trains on the Furness and Lakes lines this morning.

The South Cumbrian lines were two of the first lines in the country to see the new trains, with the rest set to be rolled out across the Northern franchise over the coming months.

Each of the new trains features free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, plug sockets at every seat and customer information/media screens with real-time information. They are also more spacious for customers and are more accessible with spaces for wheelchairs and cycles.

Tim said: "The arrival of brand-new trains to the Lakes and Furness lines shows that our community campaign and constant pressure on rail bosses for a better service is working.

"But it's also testament to the tireless work of our local rail user groups who provide a first-class service fighting for passengers all year round.

"Getting more people using a reliable and modern train service is vital not just for our local economy but also in reducing carbon emissions to help tackle the climate emergency."