NEW electric trains began running today on the Airedale and Wharfedale lines.

Northern is operating the Class 331s between Leeds and Skipton/Ilkley, calling at Bradford Forster Square.

The company says features of the new train include free WiFi, air conditioning, at-seat charging and better accessibility.

Steve Hopkinson, Northern regional director, said: "We promised our customers improved trains and there can be no doubt we have started to deliver on that promise.

"The new trains now run alongside existing Class 333s, which themselves have been refurbished and updated.

"So now, wherever our customers travel between Leeds and Skipton/Ilkley, they will have a much better journey experience than ever before."

The operator says the move is part of a £500 million investment.

Fifteen of the new trains are now running on a number of routes, with more to follow throughout this year and next.