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EXCLUSIVE: September arrival for Caledonian Sleeper Mk 5s

A completed Caledonian Sleeper Mk 5 bodyshell in CAF's Beasain factory, northern Spain. CALEDONIAN SLEEPER.

The first Mk 5s for the Caledonian Sleeper are due in the UK in late September.

Seventy-five coaches are being built by Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) in Beasain, northern Spain. As this issue of RAIL went to press on April 5, 22 bodyshells had been completed. The first five Mk 5s are due to move to the Velim test track in Czech Republic in July.

  • For much more on this story, including details on testing, numbering and fleet composition, read RAIL 824, on sale on the iPad and Android now. 
  • For much more on this story, including details on testing, numbering and fleet composition read RAIL 824, published on April 12. 

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