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An East Midlands Railway Class 153 train has entered service with Northern Trains Limited (Northern).
From 31st December 2019, no trains were allowed to be in service if they didn’t comply with the Persons with Reduced Mobility regulations (PRM).
Class 153s do not meet the PRM regulations; however, Northern Trains Limited now have a dispensation the grants the Class 153s to be exempt from the regulations.
Under this dispensation, Class 153s need to be coupled to a PRM spec unit (Class 150, 155, 156, 158), unless being operated on the following routes:
Northern can continue operating Class 153s on certain routes
Credit: Langton Photography
East Midlands Railway 153355 has transferred to Northern to operate their Barton-upon-Humber to Cleethorpes train service.
Other 153s (153368 and 153376) could be on their way to Northern, to replace the 153s in the worst condition, but there is yet to be any confirmation of this.
A spokesperson for Northern told RailAdvent “Accessibility is a priority for Northern and we are committed to making our network as user-friendly and as inclusive as possible.”
The spokesperson continued “We will continue to operate Class 153 trains on some routes across our network to provide our customers with a rail service. Where possible the 153 carriages will be coupled to other accessible units but, on some occasions, it may be necessary to run the Class 153s on their own. We have received a Class 153 from colleagues at East Midlands Railway and will utilise this to provide a rail service to customers on the Barton line prior to EMR taking ownership of the route in the future.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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