First New Trains To Head West

Long awaited new trains will be heading to our region as it was confirmed Class 802s will start operating two booked services with Great Western Railway from July 16.

Two pairs of five-car sets will be used, replacing High Speed Trains on the West of England route. These are the first booked service for GWR’s new Hitachi trains west of Taunton, which is currently served by Class 800/0 Intercity Express Trains (IETs).

You can read more on the Rail Magazine website by clicking here.