News Blog for the Essex Rail Users Federation - www.eruf.org
Saturday, 10 July 2010
National Express East Anglia's Ageing Trains
In the National Rail Trends survey issued by the Office of Rail Regulation, the train fleet run by National Express East Anglia (NXEA) is noted as having an average age of 24.95 years old. These figures put the NXEA fleet third from bottom in the national rankings behind Merseyrail (31.25 years) and the Island Line which has an average age of 71.25 years! (The Island Line runs on the Isle of Wight and uses old London Underground tube trains).
At the other end of the scale TransPennine Express trains have an average age of 4.25 years.