Lat­est Mk 5A set ar­rives in UK

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The lat­est set of Tran­sPen­nine Ex­press Mk 5A coaches was de­liv­ered to Longsight de­pot on Novem­ber 15.

The five coaches were built by CAF in Spain, and shipped to Port­bury Docks, from where they were taken north. The coaches moved were Trailer First (TF) 11509, Trailer Stan­dards (TS) 12725-727 and Driv­ing Trailer Stan­dard (DTS) 12809). These form set TP09.

This takes the num­ber of sets based at Manch­ester to seven (sets TP01-TP06/09), while TP07 re­mains at the Bris­tol port. There are 13 sets on or­der, plus a spare DTS, al­though the planned en­try into traf­fic this De­cem­ber has been de­layed ow­ing to a brake prob­lem. TPE hopes to have the trains in traf­fic by next spring ( RAIL 866).

Rail Op­er­a­tions Group 57305 hauled the stock to Longsight.

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