TWO of 12 GWR Class 387 110mph EMUs to be branded in a new Heathrow Express livery were released from Ilford Works on May 22.
Set Nos. 387130 and 387140 were hauled to Reading by ROG Class 57 No. 57305 Northern Princess.
Currently, the sets have not been refitted internally, but this will happen over the next few months before a launch in the 15-minute frequency service from Paddington.
Using Class 387s based at Reading will allow that part of Old Oak Common depot to be vacated, and the 20-year-old Class 332s to be retired.
It was announced slightly more than a year ago that GWR would operate the service as part of a management contract running from August 2018 until 2028.
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