TransPennine North West Express Class 397 Civity, for Manchester Airport, approaching Oxenholme Lake District Station. Cumbria, England, United Kingdo
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Dimensions:3780 x 3442 px | 32 x 29.1 cm | 12.6 x 11.5 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:18 September 2020
Location:Oxenholme Lake District Station. West Coast Main Line, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe.
The British Rail Class 397 Civity is a class of electric multiple unit built by Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF for lease to TransPennine Express by Eversholt Rail Group. A total of twelve five-car units were built to operate services on TransPennine North West (services between Liverpool / Manchester and Scotland). TransPennine Express has branded all of their new fleet under the general name Nova, with the Class 397 units branded as Nova 2. The first unit entered service on 30 November 2019. TransPennine Express (TPE) is a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup that operates the TransPennine Express franchise. It runs regional and intercity rail services between the major cities of Northern England and Scotland. The franchise operates all its services to and through Manchester covering three main routes. The service provides rail links for major towns and cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield, Hull, Leeds, York, Scarborough, Middlesbrough and Newcastle. TPE also run trains 24 hours a day, including through New Year's Eve night. Trains run between York, Leeds and Manchester Airport at least every three hours every night of the week.