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First new Greater Anglia Intercity train arrives in East Anglia

The first addition to Greater Anglia's intercity service arrived in Norwich today (Greater Anglia).

The first train out of a brand new fleet has arrived in Norwich this morning.

Greater Anglia took to Twitter to announce the first Stadler class 745 Intercity train arrived at Norwich Crown Point, the railway depot in the city.

The new fleet set to arrive on the Norwich to London line consists of 10 brand new trains from the Swiss-manufacturer. 

A spokesperson for Greater Anglia said: "We are very pleased that the first of our new Stadler Intercity trains has arrived on our network for testing and commissioning. These trains will run between Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and London Liverpool Street.

"All of the new Swiss-made electric trains are longer, with more seats, plug and USB sockets and air conditioning. They will have fast free wifi and improved passenger information screens. The new Intercity trains include a café-bar and first class seating area."

Today's arrival, which was towed by a DB Cargo 66002 freight train, caught the eye of many trainspotters in the region, with some travelling for a first glimpse of the new machine. 

Like the current train model, the new additions have a first class carriage, quiet coach, bicycle storage and accessible areas. 

The Stadler Class 745 will now be tested along the route for the next few weeks, before Greater Anglia announces when it will be officially available for commuter use.

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Outside the first class carriage on the new Stadler Class 745 (Greater Anglia).

As well as the new intercity service, Greater Anglia are introducing a further 10 new models for their Stansted Express route between London Liverpool and the airport. 

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