Moving Wheels


Nova 2: TPE Class 397 Civity EMU No 397003 at Stafford while being towed by two Rail Operations Group Class 47s from Portbury Automotive Termimal to Crewe Carriage Sidings as working 5Q32 on 4 December 2018. Simon Poole

THE FIRST of 12 Class 397 EMUs ordered by TransPennine Express from CAF has arrived in the UK.

After being transported by boat to Portbury dock, unit No 397003 was hauled to Crewe on 4 December. Designated by the operator as ‘Nova 2’ sets, the five-car ‘397s’ will work services from Manchester and Liverpool to Glasgow and Edinburgh via the West Coast main line, replacing the current fleet of 10 Class 350/4 EMUs.

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