- 14 Jul 2019
Moderator note: Split from https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/emr-class-170-updates.202522/
I can most likely seeing it being 185 operated - 15 are being released by TPE, which is the perfect amount to operate the route. Not to mention they already operate the hope valley route and are maintained near Piccadilly (Ardwick). EMR’s 3 fleet strategy made sense until the Liverpool - Nottingham section was announced as staying with them, as there aren’t sufficient 170s to operate it.The Liverpool - Norwich service will be no more with it going to Liverpool - Nottingham and a separate service for Norwich going through to Derby. I assume its the Norwich leg the will be the final route to be added to the 170 routes, as the speculation around the Liverpools was for class 185 or even class 175 being planned.
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