[UK] The longest FLIRT in the world – 12-car unit for Greater Anglia [updated]

12 cars, the FLIRT family just got bigger, and longer. These images show you one of the first Class 745 EMUs for the UK. Twenty such trains will be delivered to Rock Rail that will lease them to Abellio Greater Anglia. 10 will be used for intercity services in the south-east of the UK, 10 more will form the fleet of the Stansted Airport Express.

Jeroen de Vries captured the transport of unit no. 94 70 0312 xxx-x near Schkeuditz-West on 18.10.2018, while being transported by MTEG 111 038 from Merseburg to Espenhain (DE).

MTEG 111 038 (293 021) with a 12-car FLIRT UK for Abellio Greater Anglia in Schkeuditz-West on 18.10.2018 – Photo: Jeroen de Vries
MTEG 111 038 (293 021) with a 12-car FLIRT UK for Abellio Greater Anglia in Schkeuditz-West on 18.10.2018 – Photo: Jeroen de Vries

Update 07.11.2018: New images have emerged of a 12-car FLIRT for the UK

A 12-car FLIRT Class 755 for Rock Rail > Abellio Greater Anglia in Laufenburg (CH) on 24.09.2018 – on its way to Basel – Photo: Steffen Troendle
A 12-car FLIRT Class 755 for Rock Rail > Abellio Greater Anglia in Laufenburg (CH) on 24.09.2018 – on its way to Basel – Photo: Steffen Troendle