Our Station Reporter, David Stannard, saw one of Northern's new next generation CAF 'Civity' electric multiple unit trains working services on the Crewe-Manchester line for the first time, today.
These modern, smart trains have full air-conditioning, passenger information screens, disabled access toilets, power sockets, wi-fi and even tables! David tells us that it's not yet clear how regularly they will be used on Chelford services but they are a real step up in quality for us.
Unfortunately, all is not rosy with our current service, with the current high level of cancellations of Northern train services from Chelford. Three trains were cancelled last Friday (8th November), one on Saturday and four on Sunday. David tells us that 3 more trains were cancelled today (Monday).
Please remember that it's always worth checking the state of the service before setting out to travel.
You can check the service on the Manchester – Crewe line here
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