TransPennine Express has launched its new 'Nova' fleet of trains in a ceremony at York Railway Station.
Stakeholders and dignitaries from across Yorkshire and the North of England were on platform two at York station to welcome the new fleet. The brand-new Nova train was unveiled to the public and is part of a £500 million investment in new trains by TransPennine Express.
The new 44-train fleet was built by Hitachi and each train offers between 286-342 seats and five carriages.
The fleet will nearly double the number of seats available to passengers with up to 161 extra places per train.
Nova train features:
- High quality seating and interiors
- More luggage space
- Free on-board wi-fi
- Entertainment system: Exstream (featuring the latest TV shows, news and films)
- Nearly double the amount of seats
- Incorporates bullet train technology