Ex­press de­liv­ery

Model Rail (UK) - - OPENING THE BOX -

Transpen­nine Ex­press Class 800/2 802201 is the first of 19 five‑car elec­tro‑diesel sets be­ing built by Hi­tachi in Ja­pan. Ca­pa­ble of 125mph on diesel and 140mph on elec­tric, ‘800/2s’ will run from Liver­pool/manch­ester to New­cas­tle/ed­in­burgh from next sum­mer. 802201 is the only ‘800/2’ in the UK and started un­der­go­ing tests on the main line in mid‑july. HI­TACHI

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