Civity EMU

  • West Midlands Class 196 DMU construction underway

    West Midlands Class 196 DMU construction underway

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    CONSTRUCTION of the first of a fleet of 26 new diesel multiple units for West Midlands Trains (WMT) has begun at Beasain, Spain. They are being built by CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles). The units are from the ‘Civity’ family and comprise 80 vehicles. They are part of a £1billion investment promised by the…

  • Daylight testing for TransPennine Express’s new train fleets

    Daylight testing for TransPennine Express’s new train fleets

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    TESTING of three types of new trains for the TransPennine Express franchise are being stepped up, with the new ‘Nova 1’ (Class 802) and ‘Nova 2’ (Class 397) now being seen making daylight runs.  Nova is the train name adopted by TPE for its new fleet.  The 125mph Class 397 ‘Civity’ EMU has been built…

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