Hitachi Rail Awarded New Contract to Maintain TransPennine Express Nova 1 Trains

Hitachi Rail has been awarded an eight-year contract to continue its maintenance of 19 intercity Class 802 trains by operator TransPennine Trains and owning group Angel Trains.

The trains, which were also built by Hitachi, were first introduced into passenger service in 2019 and are known as ‘Nova 1’ fleet. Hitachi said it believed it won this renewed contract based on the reliability of the Nova 1 fleet so far.

A Hitachi Rail Nova 1 train
A Hitachi Rail Nova 1 train

This new contract it worth 240 million GBP and will be delivered in depots across the North of England and Scotland.

Jim Brewin, Chief Director UK & Ireland, Hitachi Rail, said:

“This contract is recognition of Hitachi Rail's incredible maintenance team, and positive collaboration between TransPennine Express, Angel Trains and Hitachi Rail.

“We will continue to invest and work tirelessly so the Nova 1 fleet goes from strength to strength.”

So far the Nova 1 fleet has clocked up m ore than 7.5 million miles.

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