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Designed for Train Simulator 2015 and featuring many custom objects and buildings, this section of the famous East Coast route and runs from Newcastle to Edinburgh Waverly station.
Eurostar is to hold a special unveiling event at St Pancras International station next month to show off its new high-speed e320 train.
The launch event on November 13 will be the train’s first public appearance since the order was first announced four years ago.Eurostar awarded Siemens a £550 million contract to build 10 new trains for the cross-channel operator in 2010. Delivery of the new trains was delayed from 2014 to 2015 and the project faced legal opposition from Alstom, which was eventually dropped in 2012.
THEY may be lacking today’s air-conditioned carriages and wifi, but now the steam trains of yesteryear offer the promise of a return to a more romantic era of travel.
A new age of steam is being lined up to make a comeback on Scotland’s railways, conjuring up the magic of the days when making a trip was accompanied by a sense of excitement, the chug of the engine, the sound of the whistle and smoke puffing out of the loco’s chimney.
New ScotRail operator Abellio is planning a steam renaissance which could see extra tourist trains on many rural routes to showcase Scotland’s dramatic scenery.
The Dutch firm, which will take over the franchise in April, is investigating running steam trains on up to eight routes, including over the Forth Bridge, The Scotsman has learned!!!!
The new trains, which will be delivered as 46 three-car and 24 four-car units, will initially go into operation on the newly electrified line from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley and the Stirling – Alloa – Dunblane lines from 2017.
Abellio will begin operating the new 10-year ScotRail franchise from April 2015. A spokesman for the operator suggested that its new fleet proposal with Hitachi was a “major feature” of its winning bid.
Andy Barr, Hitachi Rail Europe’s chief operating officer, said: “This
is great news, as it is the first contract for our recently launched
AT200 commuter train.
“These trains will be built at Hitachi’s new Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility in Hitachi Aycliffe, complementing the delivery of the Class 800 and 801 trains for the Intercity Express Programme, boosting jobs and growth in the North East.”
The AT200 is Hitachi’s ‘next generation’ commuter and suburban train, designed to challenge the dominance of the Electrostar and Desiro in the UK and look to take advantage of the huge market in Europe for electric multiple-units (EMUs).
It is understood that the Dutch rail operator abellio has won the £2.5bn franchise to run services for 10 years.
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