THE first units of a fleet of Class 387s that will take over Heathrow Express services by December have been returned from Bombardier Ilford with a new external livery.
GWR is taking over responsibility for the 15-minute frequency operations, and the current Class 332s, now more than 20 years old and not fitted with TPWS, will be retired and replaced by a dedicated fleet of 12 Class 387s.
The sets come from GWR’s own fleet of 45 Class 387s, and two sets – Nos. 387130 and 387140 – have been finished externally, but not internally.
Work to complete the internal fit is ongoing.
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