Nova 3

Arriving in Spring 2019

Meet the Nova 3

  • Will operate between - Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, York, Scarborough and Middlesbrough

  • 13 sets of five-car carriages hauled by Class 68 locomotives

  • 287 seats (providing an extra 106 seats compared to our existing trains) – 257 standard, 30 first class

  • Real-time passenger information system in every coach

  • Four toilets on-board, three standard and one universal access toilet

  • Storage for up to four bicycles 

  • Electronic seat reservations system. Green (seat free), yellow (seat partially reserved) and red (seat fully reserved)

  • Wi-Fi and media servers on-board with power sockets at every pair of seats

  • Maintained by Alstom in Manchester

  • Our 13 five carriage Mark 5a coaches are being built by Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) and financed by Beacon Rail

  • The coaches will be pulled by Class 68 locomotives owned by Beacon Rail and leased from Direct Rail Services

Nova 2

Arriving in 2019, these new trains will operate between Manchester Airport and Liverpool to Glasgow and Edinburgh via Preston

View Nova 2
Nova 1

Arriving in 2019, these new trains will operate between Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh routes

View Nova 1