Class 350

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Ten four-car Class 350/4 Electric Multiple-Unit trains are operated by First Transpennine Express on the Manchester Airport - Carlisle - Edinburgh / Glasgow Central route.

Set 350401 made its first appearance in Scotland on Tuesday 12 December 2013, running empty from Preston to Edinburgh Waverley.

The first Class 350/4 passenger service took place on 30 December 2013, 350401 and 350403 working the 1S35 07:15 Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central, and 1M96 return 11:09 from Glasgow Central.

All ten units were in service from April 2014. They replaced Class 185 DMUs.

On 2nd April 2014 350409 made its passenger debut in a new version of First Group's 'dynamic lines' livery. The nine other sets had run in service in an unbranded light grey colour scheme, but were soon reliveried, with 350401 the last running in grey during May 2014.

On Saturday 26th April 2014, First Transpennine Express operated a charter using their latest Desiro 350410 from Manchester Picadilly to Edinburgh and Glasgow Central.This was a charity special for The Railway Children. Organised by the Branch Line Society, it visited many unused routes.Here 1Z52, the return leg from Glasgow Central to Manchester awaits departure. Photo by BigJack

During the Glasgow Comonwealth Games in 2014, Class 350 units were hired in from London Midland.
LM Units 372,373,374 were seen north of the border.
London Midland Class 350 at Glasgow Central on 2nd August 2014 Photo by 156506

Formations & Vehicle Numbers

Set Number DMSO TCO PTSO DMSO Depot Livery Comments
350401 60691 60901 60941 60671 AK FT
350402 60692 60902 60942 60672 AK FT
350403 60693 60903 60943 60673 AK FT
350404 60694 60904 60944 60674 AK FT
350405 60695 60905 60945 60675 AK FT
350406 60696 60906 60946 60676 AK FT
350407 60697 60907 60947 60677 AK FT
350408 60698 60908 60948 60678 AK FT
350409 60699 60909 60949 60679 AK FT
350410 60700 60910 60950 60680 AK FT

Home Depot: AK = Ardwick (Manchester)

Livery Codes:
UG = Unbranded light grey (none since May 2014)
FT = First Transpennine Express 'Dynamic lines' Purple & Blue with Magenta and White lines at window level. (From April 2014)
TP = Transpennine Express. Silver grey with 2-tone blue ends. (New in 2016, no 350s yet)
FT livery
UG Livery
TP livery

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