British Rail Class 170/2

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British Rail Class 170/2 is a sub-class of the British Rail Class 170 DMU, operated by National Express East Anglia. Anglia Railways ordered two batches of Turbostars. The first batch of eight 3-car Class 170/2 units were built for London Liverpool Street to Ipswich, Norwich, Lowestoft and Bury St. Edmunds services. Class 170/2, no. 170202 at Cambridge on 21 August 2004, travelling to Norwich. This unit has been repainted in the 'one' livery.These supplemented the existing Class 86 locomotive-hauled trains from London to Norwich. Four of these units were later hired to Hull Trains from 2002–2004, before they acquired their own Turbostars. Other units, including the spot-hire set no. 170 399, were used on Anglia's short-lived Norwich to Basingstoke ‘London Crosslink’ service. In 2002, Anglia introduced a new Cambridge to Norwich direct service, and acquired four two-carriage units dedicated to working these services. This is a diagram of an Anglia Class 170 TurbostarIn 2004, Anglia Railways was merged into the new Greater Anglia franchise, which was won by the National Express Group subsidiary 'one', since rebranded as National Express East Anglia. With trains drawn by Class 90

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