THE CHALLENGE OF NEW TRAINS

Driving the new trains programme: visual of Mk 5A driving trailer to be built by CAF for TransPennine Express. COURTESY TPE

TransPennine Express is one of the UK’s fastest growing operators. In the last two years, since it introduced Class 350 EMUs on its Scottish services and a new timetable, passenger numbers have grown by 20%. This followed on from the introduction of a new fleet of Class 185 DMUs, which entered service in 2006; both fleets were introduced on time and on budget.

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