Class 397

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Transpennine Express introduced the 5-car Class 397 Electric Multiple Unit fleet on the West Coast Route from Manchester to Scotland in 2019.

397007 leaving Waverley at 13.05 on 1M97 12.11 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport on 30/11/2019 Photo by PIERSHILL2001


Twleve Class 397s were built CAF in Beasain, Spain. They will replace ten four-car Class 350 units.

The first appearance of Class 397s in Scotland occurred on Monday 24th June 2019 with 397003+397004 operating the 3Q53 test run from Crewe to Glasgow Central.

The class made its passenger debut on Saturday 30th November 2019, with 397007 operating the 1S38 0810 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh service.

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