Class 195

The Class 195 units are a DMU fleet built by CAF, based on their Civity platform, in their factory in Irun, Spain.

They will be used on the Northern Connect services out of Manchester Airport and Chester or Ellesmere.

The units have open gangways for improved passenger movement and security, high acceleration for improved journey times, hydro-dynamic braking, air conditioning and WiFi throughout, they also have a seat reservation system with en-route update capability.

These trains will be maintained by Northern at their Newton Heath Depot with support from CAF under a Technical Support and Spares Supply Agreement.

The fleet is currently configured as:


  • 33 x 3 car units
  • 25 x 2 car units


Features and Facts

manufacturer-01 Manufacturer: Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF)
Entry into Service Entry into service: 2019-2020
Current fleet size-01 Fleet size: 149 vehicles
Unit Formation Unit formation: DMSL-(MS)-DMS
unit seating capacity 3 car unit seating capacity: Standard Class: 184, Tip Up: 19
unit seating capacity 2 car unit seating capacity: Standard Class: 108, Tip Up: 15
dimensions Dimensions of unit: DMS: 24.03m, MS: 23.35m
traction type Traction type: Diesel
Maximum speed-01 Maximum speed: 100mph
maximum acceleration Maximum acceleration: 0.83 ms-2
Accessible Accessible: TSI PRM compliant
CET toilets CET toilets
aircon Air conditioning
wifi WiFi
passenger information Passenger information system
Energy metering Energy metering
cctv CCTV
at seat power sockets At-seat power sockets
liuggage capacity Luggage storage
Bicycle storage Bicycle storage