LNR managing director Julian Edwards was joined by senior officials from manufacturer Bombardier to inspect the new Class 730 fleet on the production line in Derby.
Construction of the first train of the new fleet has been completed and the unit is currently undergoing testing in Europe ahead of its expected introduction into passenger service next year.
Julian Edwards, managing director of London Northwestern Railway, said:
“These superb new electric trains will enhance the travelling experience for our customers and I am delighted to see for myself that progress has been continuing apace despite the challenge of coronavirus.
“This is one of two new fleets we are introducing as we increase our capacity by 25% as we continue to welcome passengers back to the railway.
“Now more than ever our £700m investment into our new train projects will play a vital role in the future of train travel right across our network.”
Matt Byrne, President UK & Ireland Bombardier Transportation said:
“These cutting-edge AVENTRA trains will transform journeys for LNR's passengers all along the West Coast Main Line. Designed and built here in the UK, they represent the future of rail travel for the LNR network.”