TPE Nova 3s withdrawn from December - to go to Chiltern?

New station, but stock on notice: the new White Rose station, between Leeds and Dewsbury, is taking shape in this view from 10 August 2023, as TransPennine Express Nova 3 set TP08 passes on the 14.48 Scarborough to Manchester Piccadilly. Mike Haddon

TransPennine Express will stand down its Nova 3 sets, comprising Class 68s and Mk 5a carriages, in December, although they will remain on lease until May 2024. The move is one of a number of measures introduced by DfT OLR Holdings Ltd (DOHL) to reduce the complexity of TPE’s operations, along with temporary timetable cuts (see opposite), following a review of the business.

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