397003 British Rail Class 397 Civity EMU by CAF, in TPE,TransPennine Express livery, at night,Edinburgh Waverley Station, Scotland UK
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:4956 x 3264 px | 42 x 27.6 cm | 16.5 x 10.9 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:7 January 2020
Location:Waverley, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
The CAF Civity is a platform of regional passenger trains which is manufactured by Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF. Available as both a diesel and electric multiple unit, the Civity was first launched in 2010 and received its first order two years later. Train length: 43–140.2 m (141 ft 1 in–460 ft 0 in) Weight: c. 100 t (98.4 long tons; 110.2 short tons) Built at: Irun; Zaragoza; Newport The British Rail Class 397 Civity is built by Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF for lease to TransPennine Express by Eversholt Rail Group Announcement of new trains was made by FirstGroup when it was confirmed that they would become the next operator of the TransPennine Express franchise from 1 April 2016. In May 2016 it was announced by TransPennine Express that they had ordered twelve five-car electric multiple units from CAF to replace the fleet of ten four-car Class 350/4 Desiro units which presently operate TransPennine Express services between Liverpool, Manchester and Scotland. Testing of the first set began at the Velim railway test circuit in July 2018. An option for up to 22 extra units was available to TransPennine Express, but it was not exercised. Mainline testing of the Class 397 was carried out from Manchester International Depot, operating between the depot and Carlisle via Crewe, the test runs being operated by Rail Operations Group.