The New 'FLIRT' Class 755 Trains in service

  • Published on Aug 27, 2019
  • New trains are now in service on Greater Anglia with the Class 755 'FLIRT' train. Built by Stadler, FLIRT which stands for Fast Light & Intercity Regional Train are now being introduced in the Norwich area.
    I went and caught one on a trip out to Great Yarmouth to take a comprehensive look at them. They're also running to Lowestoft and Cambridge as well.
    Music by Joakim Karud

Comments • 100

  • Eddie Sigala
    Eddie Sigala Day ago

    Here in North Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth), all three transit authorities (DART, Trinity Metro, DCTA) currently use or will use Stadler trains for their heavy rail services.
    I am/was a daily rider on a Stadler GTW. Very comfortable trains, their pros being the tall seats and strong air conditioning, pleasant for the 40 minute trip between Carrollton (a Dallas suburb) and Denton, a regional uni town 45 miles NW of Dallas. The FLIRTs are definitely much nicer though but you won't find carpeting on the GTWs or FLIRTs here in Texas 😫.

  • Dave D'Video Maker
    Dave D'Video Maker 2 days ago

    These are hybrid trains.

  • Sir John Major with Edwina

    755418 broke down late 2019, and has not been seen again yet, May 2020

  • Sander Boom
    Sander Boom 9 days ago

    Aah, yes. Geoff is flirting with a FLIRT.

  • Jaap Filius
    Jaap Filius 11 days ago

    Swiss quality on Britsh rails: good combination!!

  • Ng John
    Ng John 22 days ago

    4:46 "you can easily put a bag".
    Well and a human too.

  • Creighton Rabs
    Creighton Rabs Month ago

    We have the DMU version of the FLIRT operating between Fort Worth, Texas and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on service that started last year. The takeoff and pull-in sounds are very similar between the 755 and our trains in Texas. They're amazing carriages to say the least.

    • Eddie Sigala
      Eddie Sigala Day ago

      Not sure those conductors would let people shimmy under the seats 😂

  • Elizabeth Harrison
    Elizabeth Harrison Month ago

    10:29 sounds like a class 465

  • James Hambis
    James Hambis 2 months ago

    I was on it these trains (Norwich to Cambridge line) a couple weeks ago, it’s the first time I’ve actually been (really) impressed with a new train. Found it very comfortable

  • Retford Junction
    Retford Junction 2 months ago

    East Midlands railway in derby have some of the sprinters now from greater anglier

  • Alex268 sunn
    Alex268 sunn 2 months ago

    Some people would say that these are Swiss trains and this is Swiss quality. But it's true that these trains were manufactured in Switzerland, but they build trains meanwhile worldwide, in the USA they are also building new Kiss trains, but in the UK no double-decker trains can run. The Loading gauge is too small. Stadler came into being because SLM in Winterthur, which built locomotives worldwide, went bankrupt and Stadler Rail ended up on the old Sulzer site, only initially as a repair facility. Then they went to Bussnang and there the breakthrough with Flirt and GTW trains began. The first were delivered to SBB and Thurbo and are still running today. Later the demand grew extremely and so they went worldwide. Today there are manufactures all over the world. At first they only built electric multiple units for normal railway traffic, now they also build trams, underground trains (Tyne and Wear Metro, U-Bahn Berlin), diesel locomotives, e-locs, diesel locomotives, etc. Bombadier the biggest competitor in the multiple unit sector is going bankrupt, because they built vehicles e.g. for DB, which were very susceptible to breakdowns and simply didn't meet the requirements of DB, so they didn't pay the bill when the trains arrived. This created billions of dollars in debt. I hope that the S-Stock trains don't have these problems.

  • Iyshea Hunte
    Iyshea Hunte 3 months ago

    Do you like trains????

  • Felenov-official
    Felenov-official 3 months ago

    Amazing stuff. Really good trains.

  • Peter Nicholls
    Peter Nicholls 3 months ago

    Gubbins (power pack) unit is great idea. Should be Std

  • medler2110
    medler2110 3 months ago

    I've been on these trains a couple of times now, after years of having to put up with old, noisy and short trains its great to travel on something that seems really modern and comfortable. However there seems to have been a few problems with their introduction, hopefully just teething problems.

  • Menames Nstheboss
    Menames Nstheboss 3 months ago

    How can you tell the difference between the two classes as they both look exactly the same just one is bi mode and one isnt

  • Graham Appleyard
    Graham Appleyard 4 months ago +1

    These need rolling out in the rest of the country too!
    My only concern is that open ended coupling connector on the front. It looks like it will scoop up all the muck and insects as it speeds along and collect them! Which would make a nasty job for the train cleaners! I don't know if there is anything critical there too, but it looks exposed enough to get hit by bits of wood or metal rubbish that might end up hitting the front of the train. Stuff that would not effect trains that have the front covered up completely.

  • Bert Visscher
    Bert Visscher 4 months ago

    0:27 I first thought there was a height difference, but after seeing 13:33...
    10:58 Super important, huh? ;-)
    13:15 I appreciate the help, although it would be better if the help was not needed.
    13:33 There's no height difference. I love that!

  • Andrew Buckley
    Andrew Buckley 4 months ago

    Errm.... smeone may have mentioned this already, when you where doing your Blue Peter diagram you mentioned a Lowestoft to London direct trains and wrote down it was a 745. I thought all 745's were electric only and I never knew it was electrified out to Lowestoft.

  • Andrew Buckley
    Andrew Buckley 4 months ago

    "Its good build quality" well it is Swiss who are known for good quality.

  • Brian said it so it Must be true

    Hate to say it ..But I think these trains are bloody ugly
    Class 185 is FAR prettier

  • FinardoLittle 123 Gaming & More

    Reason for seat raise = traction equipment

  • Skeptikalz
    Skeptikalz 4 months ago

    btw does anyone know the song he used at 0:06 to 1:00

  • Jens Sturm
    Jens Sturm 4 months ago

    Interesting how the Traction Converters are In the middle of the train, Normally for the FLIRT they are Located in both Ends of the train In the Drivers Cab.

  • Tony wallow
    Tony wallow 4 months ago


  • Sarah Black
    Sarah Black 4 months ago


  • soundoftheky
    soundoftheky 4 months ago +1

    Horns on 755s sound like strangled seagulls!

  • phantom_flan slinger
    phantom_flan slinger 4 months ago +1

    The beeping noise is annoying. It is the same beeping you get on the newer London Overground trains to Gidea Park,

    • Skeptikalz
      Skeptikalz 4 months ago

      ik and some other trains have that nusiance

  • Randoms-luping Kk
    Randoms-luping Kk 4 months ago +1

    If you go to Wymondham and drive in from the spooner row end you can look over the bridge to the left and you will see another one of those trains down the side waiting to be put in use

  • Vanessa Brooks-oke
    Vanessa Brooks-oke 4 months ago

    I see the 755 has the same door tone as the Elizabeth line trains and the Caledonian sleeper Mark 5 stock

  • Sam 1
    Sam 1 4 months ago

    Why have two toilets? Jsut have one accessible toilet

    • Skeptikalz
      Skeptikalz 4 months ago

      because people go in alot

  • West Country Nordic
    West Country Nordic 4 months ago +1

    Today 8th Jan The 745s started in service between Norwich- London Liverpool street the one I saw at Colchester 745007 ran non stop to Liverpool street

  • Landon
    Landon 4 months ago

    I love these new trains and how they will replace every train they currently have its awesome

  • Pootin
    Pootin 4 months ago +1

    We're getting 52 FLIRTs and KISSes in my country.

    • Transport News Finland
      Transport News Finland 4 months ago

      We have 81 FLIRTs in my country, with more, probably more similar to these, possibly coming. It’s not known what type the new short-medium distance trains will be, but because of the reliability of the old FLIRTs, that’s probably what it will be.

  • Luka Mitrovic
    Luka Mitrovic 4 months ago +2

    I wish we had these in London.

  • Great Wolf
    Great Wolf 5 months ago +4

    We have these trains in Texas, USA too. Operated by TEXRail.

  • Gary J.
    Gary J. 5 months ago +1

    Flirt Class, huh? I wouldn't mind travelling that next time I'm going London to Inverness (and back!).

  • TheRealAusfall
    TheRealAusfall 5 months ago +4

    I already saw like four of them in Winterthur Switzerland when they’re shipped to the UK.

  • Family Of Six
    Family Of Six 5 months ago

    Hiya Geoff. You may want to revisit this. Its absolute carnage. Most stations are served by replacement buses since the 'signalling problem' nothing running apart from GA single carriage if we're are lucky. This is the service to/From PBO offered by GA nowadays.

  • _canary_
    _canary_ 5 months ago

    Have you heard of all the problems they are now having with these trains? Unbelievable.

  • nathan freeman
    nathan freeman 5 months ago

    its funny how now they have all been taken out of servise because there realy faulty

  • Terry Noonan
    Terry Noonan 5 months ago

    A Very Good and Informative Video.

  • sjguk267
    sjguk267 5 months ago

    These trains are causing choas, they have been nicknamed 'Basils' because they are so faulty. Drivers are concerned about the braking performance and the RMT union is blaming them for the cancellations, although it has not been confirmed they are the cause of all yet.
    Apparently these trains are going 'blind' not triggering barriers and signals, one was nearly involved in an accident at a crossing where the barriers lifted as the train was approaching.

  • Martijn Schilperoort
    Martijn Schilperoort 5 months ago

    Thats weird. In the Netherlands we also have FLIRTs.

  • Richard Wilson
    Richard Wilson 5 months ago +2

    Got my first one Lowestoft to Ipswich. The difference from a God awful single 153 is amazing

  • Lavalambtron
    Lavalambtron 5 months ago +1

    Britain now has lots of beautiful new trains.

  • Max von der Bahn
    Max von der Bahn 5 months ago

    In Germany those are called FLIRT too, but it stands for Flinker Leicht Innovativer Regional Triebwagen, which means Fast leight innovative regional railcar.

  • NSE 465
    NSE 465 6 months ago

    Welcome to the abnormal world of the flirt stock.

  • Level Infinity
    Level Infinity 6 months ago

    nooooo why the class 170s i liked them why cant they be transferred to a different company

  • vulc1
    vulc1 6 months ago

    These trains are made in and (mostly) for continental Europe where they use low floor trains. So this is the reason for a separate engine section - there wouldn't be enough room under the floor to house the engine.

  • Chris Johnson
    Chris Johnson 6 months ago

    there testing a new train from cambridge to liverpool street and stansted airport back on 14th november plus a tip is there will be a train service from stansted airport to norwich plus new times for it on there website and its nice to have a direct train to and from norwich to stansted airport

  • Christian Gogstad
    Christian Gogstad 6 months ago

    Our norwegian FLIRT VY TYPE 74;, FLIRT VY TYPE 75;,_Gj%C3%B8vikbanen.jpg, VY TYPE 76 on order for use with Diesel.

  • zeristor
    zeristor 6 months ago

    The map bit about Stansted Express using 755s, 14:10; I assume Geoff got Sudbury mixed up with Stansted, Ss have that effect.
    The western line is electrified so couldn’t 745s run on it?

  • Sachith Goofery
    Sachith Goofery 6 months ago +1

    Geoff, there are plenty of trains in France which only have one door.

  • Ben Fake
    Ben Fake 6 months ago

    Great to see you in the Fine City, Geoff.

  • Synystershy
    Synystershy 6 months ago

    One door?? That's class 141 standards.

  • ThatOneBuilderGuy
    ThatOneBuilderGuy 6 months ago


  • anne lorraine Matthews
    anne lorraine Matthews 6 months ago +1

    10:22 class 153 said see ya! 😂

  • Luka Mitrovic
    Luka Mitrovic 6 months ago

    755s are just revolting

  • Lamisi Gurah
    Lamisi Gurah 6 months ago

    Simular to NSB FLIRT from 2012

  • Hutty
    Hutty 7 months ago +28

    2:44 "So we're leaving Great Yarmouth now... It is so quiet, that's because..."

    Because people that live in Great Yarmouth haven't discovered rail travel yet and fear the giant metal beasts on their metal roads

    • Silverdarlin
      Silverdarlin 4 months ago +3

      As an inhabitant of Great Yarmouth I can confirm that this is 100% true...

      God damn boxes of evil!

  • callum wilkinson
    callum wilkinson 7 months ago

    #notsponseredbytwix 2:3

  • alex cantlow
    alex cantlow 7 months ago

    Running lines seen this in person reminds me of the virgin trains a bit. Get off my line fam or claim it 🤣.

  • M K
    M K 7 months ago

    haha hopefully the guy not cheat his GF at 8:55

  • Henrys Adventures
    Henrys Adventures 7 months ago

    I can't wait for my first trip on one if these trains and if anyone asks me what I'm doing under the seats, I'll say I got the idea from this video!

  • PrezidentHughes
    PrezidentHughes 7 months ago

    Hopefully we get these on the Cambridge to London Liverpool Street soon. I haven't seen any yet.

  • Hyper Beano
    Hyper Beano 7 months ago

    The seats look low if you ask me

  • James Cox
    James Cox 7 months ago

    fuck greater anglia

  • I. McCarren
    I. McCarren 7 months ago

    We got some electric FLIRT’s out in the Netherlands.

  • sbv3000
    sbv3000 7 months ago

    there was an intercity flirt at Liverpool street today platform 6, 745/005, driver said in service November

  • Roberts Darzins
    Roberts Darzins 7 months ago +1

    They should really stop making diesel locomotives.

  • Reason077
    Reason077 7 months ago +1

    What great looking seats! Well done Stadler / Greater Anglia. I still can't understand why the Thameslink Class 700s have those ugly and uncomfortable "coffin lids".

  • Ben Thompson
    Ben Thompson 7 months ago

    The 755 sound like a space ship from a sci-fi movie taking off

  • FineQuasar17
    FineQuasar17 7 months ago

    next time your up lowestoft way give me a msg and ill come join you for a trip or 2 we have plenty of those new 755s and 745s in service now. please pm me if your here it'll be fun.

  • 33 i 1-3
    33 i 1-3 7 months ago

    Stadler FLIRT proudly bulid in Poland :D. We got this tran i long distance variant like yours and also Koleje Mazowiecke (one of operators) got regional version of this train with more doors per unit.

  • Joe Fothergill
    Joe Fothergill 7 months ago

    Schweizer Qualität

  • Joe Fothergill
    Joe Fothergill 7 months ago

    Last time I went to great Yarmouth it was operated by a 1 car 154
    3 and we had to get a taxi as the train was full

  • alex cantlow
    alex cantlow 8 months ago +1

    Legend says his home is the network 😂

  • Nodding Donkey
    Nodding Donkey 8 months ago

    Have you been to sample our new toys yet Geoff?

  • FinardoLittle 123 Gaming & More

    I was going Ipswich - Norwich and I saw a 755. It said Norwich but the CIS said it was going to Ipswich so we took a dumb 135. I also had to get on a dumb slam door when the 755 was going to Great Yarmouth

  • Paul Roberts
    Paul Roberts 8 months ago

    Was Norwich the prototype for the old Superquick OO terminal building? It looks familiar.

  • Northern Officials
    Northern Officials 8 months ago

    The 170s will probably go to emr

  • Ricardo Wiggett
    Ricardo Wiggett 8 months ago

    These look the piece, high quality for local trains. Hopefully other TOCs will employ them soon. Govia Thameslink, over to you...

  • AntekRBX
    AntekRBX 8 months ago

    they are BMU's and not DMU's they are quiet on the inside the motors sound very powerful they are accesable and comfortable honestly i dont know why british peopple hate theese

  • Athol Heys
    Athol Heys 8 months ago

    Travelled to Cambridge on a bi mode today, lovely and quiet but the most uncomfortable seats I’ve had the displeasure to sit on for a long time.

  • Robert Johnson
    Robert Johnson 8 months ago

    Music by Joakim Karud. What is the name of the track that is used on this video. I cannot track it down from the link to Joakim's website supplied.

  • Ognjen Milicevic
    Ognjen Milicevic 8 months ago

    this train looks like a big bus

  • railwayfan1988
    railwayfan1988 8 months ago

    1:12 That's why trains between Roermond and Nijmegen on a monday morning always arrive a few minutes late, because there are queues near the exits. And that delay means that I have to run for my connection to Arnhem, and sometimes I'll miss it.
    Regards, from Holland
    3:06 Edit: yes, the FLIRT's a good/solid quality trains. The Dutch Railways use them as well in their Sprinter services.
    6:02 No it's German for Flinker Leichter Innovativer Regional Triebzug.
    To translate it into English I would suggest Fairly Lighter Innovative Regional Train.

    • Milan Z.
      Milan Z. 8 months ago

      Re 6:02: Stadler changed it (to what Geoff Marshall used) after they introduced the FLIRT200

  • Zoltán Kozma
    Zoltán Kozma 8 months ago

    at 2:37 probably because the wheels are underneath you there :D

  • MrBnsftrain
    MrBnsftrain 8 months ago

    So the floors are higher and lower like on those Stadler cars in service in continental Europe and America. The small motor car in the middle kinda reminds me of the APT, which I didn't notice until this video
    4:26 so they have it "American Style" with the long grounded wire on bottom
    11:30 cool drone shot of the new FLIRT passing the old Sprinter

  • Michael Gomes Vieira
    Michael Gomes Vieira 8 months ago

    Do a video on Lowestoft to London when it opens please Geoff!

  • Benjamin Nolan
    Benjamin Nolan 8 months ago

    Huh. Not sure those upside-down plug sockets are technically legal. O.o

  • Knowledge of Aviation
    Knowledge of Aviation 8 months ago

    Just saw a few trains standing in Frankfurt. I dont know why but they did.

  • Robertnovember
    Robertnovember 8 months ago

    Are you coming for the last 313 Great Northern on the 23rd October? I would

  • The Fare Player
    The Fare Player 8 months ago

    This train must make Brexiters lose their minds.

  • Allen Williams
    Allen Williams 8 months ago

    Look a bit light on luggage space: I don't go for the underseat option as viable because anything you put there will be kicked through by the chap in the seat behind!

  • onlineo
    onlineo 8 months ago

    The horrible door opening noise needs to be turned off. That tunnel in the middle looks like bad planning. Could they possibly be leaving room to put some batteries underneath to turn this into a hybrid train?

  • Bork
    Bork 8 months ago

    Aren’t these basically Adelantes?

  • Mike van der Velde
    Mike van der Velde 8 months ago

    I travel by flirt daily. Granted the ones that are used on my line are 10 years older but still very simialar. Nice and comfortable trains!