Well its not like there's enough stuff on Northern Rolling stock already so I thought I would add another one. My Option 1 120 new Electric/Diesel Bi-Modes to Regional Spec, 30 x 3 car, these would take over existing 185 services both Diesel and eventual Electric services. The bi-modes would also take the proposed Liverpool - Man Airport service via Warrington. Would allow 6 car Man Airport - Blackpool services in the peak, other Blackpool Services would use upgraded 319's. Possibly limited number of Battery Electric's if suitable routes can be found Cascaded 170's to Calder Valley Services, and cascaded 156's 158's to services such as Carlisle - Newcastle, Sheffield - Lincoln. 150 concentrated on shorter urban routes possibly given metro config and toilet removed for more seating. Any 153's retained reformed to 2 cars. No D78 My Option 2 120 x Class 172 type DMU in 2 and 4 car formations with urban Medium Distance config, eg. like current LM 172's, Take over such as all main Manchester Calder Valley Services, Chester via Northwith etc. Possibly limited number of Battery Electric's if suitable routes can be found Cascaded 170's work Diesel Regional routes plus selected others. 150 concentrated on shorter urban routes possibly given metro config and toilet removed for more seating. Regional electric trains required 350's from TPX, or highly upgraded 319's given 321 demonstrator style upgrade with new traction package, Air Con and 2+2 seating with tables, possibly also changed to 3 car. Any 153's retained reformed to 2 cars. No D78 Fell free to comment and criticise, as the most hated poster on here these days apparently and what's the betting the winning bid is somewhat different.