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Alstom delivers first 11-car Pendolino train to UK

The first of four new 11-car Pendolino trains to be delivered by Alstom arrived on Merseyside this week.

The new unit was brought by rail from Italy to the Liverpool Traincare Centre at Edge Hill, one of five maintenance depots where Alstom maintains the current Pendolino fleet and where a six-month programme of testing and commissioning of the train will now begin.

In line with the agreement signed between train lessor, Angel Trains, the Department for Transport and Alstom in 2008, the new...

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