Heathrow Express Class 387s external livery revealed

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. 

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Set Nos. 387130 and 387140 in the depot sidings at Reading displaying the new Heathrow Express livery. DARREN FORD

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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