[UK] Transpennine Nova 3: Locomotives and coaches united

A certain man would say: ‘I love it when a plan comes together’. It is so very true for this test train. The locomotive came from the UK, the coaches all the way from Spain – and they met in the Czech Republic.

Now a complete train, as it will enter service in the UK later this year, is making its rounds at the VUZ Velim test center. FirstGroup will operate them under the Transpennine brand name and calls this train in push/pull composition ‘Nova 3’.

The BBC made a little video report about the train testing.

Beacon Rail > DRS > FirstGroup 68021 with Beacon Rail > FirstGroup Mk.5a coaches for Transpennine at the VUZ Velim test center – 19.04.2018 – Photo: Dalibor Palko
Beacon Rail > DRS > FirstGroup 68021 with Beacon Rail > FirstGroup Mk.5a coaches for Transpennine at the VUZ Velim test center – 19.04.2018 – Photo: Dalibor Palko

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