TransPennine Express has released an image of 68021 Tireless in the operator’s new livery.
The operator will use 68019-68032, sub-leased from Direct Rail Services, to operate trains between Liverpool Lime Street/Manchester Airport and Scarborough/Middlesbrough from next summer.
These trains will operate in push-pull mode using rakes of Mk 5s currently being built by CAF. There are 66 new coaches under construction including Driving Trailers. These will also enter traffic from next year.
So far, TPE has leased 68019-68025, although none are yet in traffic.
- Full details of this, and of other Class 68-hauled passenger duties, will appear in RAIL 836, published on September 27.