Teething troubles as IEP trainsets enter revenue service

The first Hitachi Class 800 trainsets ordered under the Intercity Express Programme entered passenger service with Great Western Railway on October 16 (Photo: Tony Miles).

UK: All did not go to plan when the first of the Hitachi Class 800 trainsets ordered under the Department for Transport’s £5·7bn Intercity Express Programme entered passenger service with Great Western Railway on October 16.

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