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  • MP’s electrification call as Northern marks Class 195s switch on Windermere branch

    MP’s electrification call as Northern marks Class 195s switch on Windermere branch

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    By Tony Miles EVERY Northern service to and from Windermere is now operated by new Class 195 units, with the transition being marked at Windermere station on August 21.  Services to Windermere and Barrow-in-Furness became the first to be worked by then new CAF DMUs in July, and with additional sets now in Northern’s operational…

  • TransPennine ‘Nova 3’ enters passenger service after extensive testing

    TransPennine ‘Nova 3’ enters passenger service after extensive testing

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper’s Mk5 stock: an overnight sensation?

    Caledonian Sleeper’s Mk5 stock: an overnight sensation?

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    Caledonian Sleeper’s new Mk5 stock has rarely been out of the headlines since it was introduced. Ben Jones takes a ride on this new generation of Spanish-built overnight stock to see if it delivers on its promises of a quality hotel experience. Having been in decline for decades, killed off by indifference, variable quality, high…

  • TransPennine accepts first of 13 ‘Nova 3’ sets

    TransPennine accepts first of 13 ‘Nova 3’ sets

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    TRANSPENNINE has received the first of 13 ‘Nova 3’ carriage sets.

  • Kenya plans to travel 132,000 passengers a day by 2022

    Kenya plans to travel 132,000 passengers a day by 2022

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    The deal is worth 1.5 billion Kenyan Shillings ($1.5million).

  • Late start for new trains puts ‘Pacer’ withdrawal months behind schedule

    Late start for new trains puts ‘Pacer’ withdrawal months behind schedule

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    PLANS to withdraw the first Northern Rail ‘Pacers’ at the end of September 2018 have missed their scheduled date by four months. The plan, published by the DfT, was for five two-car Class 144s to start the ball rolling on the withdrawal programme back in September, with all two-car sets out of traffic by January…

  • First Class 397 arrives for TransPennine

    First Class 397 arrives for TransPennine

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    TRANSPENNINE Express took delivery of its first ‘Civity’ Class 397 five-car EMU on December 4. They are being built in Beasain, Spain, by CAF, with 12 sets having been ordered. They will replace the Class 350/4 EMUs currently used on Manchester to Glasgow/Edinburgh services. They are being branded ‘Nova 2’ by TPE. Set No. 397003 –…

  • TransPennine Express delays ‘Nova 3’ introduction to May

    TransPennine Express delays ‘Nova 3’ introduction to May

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    TRANSPENNINE Express (TPE) is delaying the introduction of its ‘Nova 3’ loco-hauled sets until next May. The sets are being built by CAF in Spain and will be hauled by Class 68s sub-leased from DRS. They had been expected to be progressively introduced from the December timetable change, but acceptance testing has produced a technical…

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