TransPennine Class 350/4 Desiro delivered

The first of a new fleet of Desiro trains has been welcomed by operator First TransPennine Express.

Siemens is currently building 20 new Class 305 electrical multiple-units (EMUs) for ROSCO Angel Trains, of which half will go to London Midland and half to First TransPennine Express.

The first of the 350/4 sub class arrived at Siemens’ Ardwick depot on November 28 where it will undergo inspection before entering passenger service.

Angel Trains currently has a fleet of 937 Desiro units in the UK and once this £131 million order is complete, it will lease rolling stock to all 19 franchised operators in Britain.