East Coast asked to run new ‘Pendolino’ set

August 11, 2010

One of the new Italian-built 11-car Class 390s is planned to join the EC fleet next summer for commissioning.

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DIRECTLY OPERATED RAILWAYS Ltd., the company established by the Government in 2009 to manage Train Operating Companies that come back to the public sector, today announced that it is in discussion with industry parties concerning the possibility of commissioning a new 11-car Class 390 ‘Pendolino’ train on the East Coast Main Line.

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