Northern MD David Brown said: "The Northern network is busier than it has been for a generation - more than 100 million customer journeys will be made on Northern services in 2019 - and the introduction of new trains and the retirement of the Pacers
is at the heart of our transformation.
A spokesperson for rail operator Northern said the firm was "working hard to remove the Pacers
by the end of the year" but the timetable for taking the last train out of service was "under review".
have been serving the railways of the North and Wales, including the Mid Cheshire line, for more than three decades but are much maligned.
Northern Rail said it was embarking on a major programme of investment, introducing the first of 101 new trains - worth PS500m - from this summer, in the start of its plans to replace Pacers
The conflict centers on an interpretation of the law that originally established PACER
and whether it allowed for non-PACER expenditures.
However, sources are now indicating that Wales will still need Pacers
after that deadline.
were built in the 1980s as a stop-gap solution to a British Rail funding crisis.
Today, lawsuits and other actions have been filed to improve access to, push for updates to the design and functioning of, and reduce or eliminate fees for PACER
is going to marry with British Pakistan girl Nargis Malik.
Lahore -- The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Thursday pacer
Mohammad Amir has been granted visa by UK authorities for Pakistan's upcoming tour of England.
Balaji then hailed the comeback of Indian pacer
Ashish Nehra and the young bowling sensation Jasprit Bumrah.