A £230m deal for 25 new trains to serve the north of England and Scotland has been announced by rail operator TransPennine Express (TPE). It is part of a plan for two fleets, which will provide 125 carriages made up of electric and InterCity trains. The carriages are being built in Spain after no UK manufacturer took part in the tender process, TPE said. They will operate between Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh and are due to be delivered by 2019. They are to be built by Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF), and will feature 12 five-carriage electric trains and 13 five-car InterCity carriages.
Rail operator TransPennine Express (TPE) announces a £230m deal for 25 new trains to serve the north of England and Scotland.