TransPennine ‘Nova 3’ enters passenger service after extensive testing

A TRANSPENNINE Express ‘Nova 3’ train finally entered passenger service on August 24 after extensive testing and a start to driver and crew training. 

A piece of history as the first ‘Nova 3’ set begins passenger service, the 05.55 Manchester Victoria-Liverpool Lime Street, led by Class 68 No. 68027 Splendid. TONY MILES

Each ‘Nova 3’ set comprises of five CAF Mk5a coaches powered by Class 68 locomotives, and have been working regular test runs across the Pennines in the lead up to the launch, with positive feedback being received from drivers. 

Read more in the September 2019 issue of The RM– on sale now!

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