MORE details have emerged about the future rolling stock to be provided by KeolisAmey during the new 15-year Wales and Borders franchise, which begins on October 14. There will be something old and something new, but mostly the latter.
To list the old, Mk.4 coaches displaced from LNER by Hitachi IETs will be transferred in for the North-South Express service, which is to have three rakes of four vehicles. Twelve Class 170 DMUs are also to be acquired for the Ebbw Vale line, which will come from Greater Anglia when they are displaced by new rolling stock, and there will be five additional single-car Class 153s transferred from GWR for use on rural services.
Read more in the August issue of RE.