posted on 25th Apr 2018 17:51
On 20 April 2018 Hitachi confirmed that the first of the 19 five-car type AT300 EDMUs ordered by Angel Trains for TransPennine Express services had departed from the Kasado factory in Japan, the voyage to England expected to take around two months. The first part of the voyage involved a short journey by barge on the sheltered Seto Naikai, the Seto Inland Sea, which lies between Honshū, Shikoku, and Kyūshū, to join an ocean-going vessel. TPE has now branded these new trains Nova 1. These photos show the first train being loaded onto the barge on 10 April.