Work begins on new TransPennine Express bullet trains

Production of new intercity Japanese Hitachi bullet trains has begun, with 19 five carriage trains planned to be on TransPennine Express routes from 2019.
It is the third fleet being built for the train operator, which the firm says will collectively provide 13m more seats per year. The modern Japanese bullet train inspired fleet is being built by Hitachi and financed by Angel Trains. From 2019, the fleet will connect major cities in the North of England and Scotland and will run from Manchester and Liverpool, across t... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...