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Trans Pennine Express Test Train

TPE have tested the Calder Valley route with a Class 68 loco (68024 'Centaur’)and a rake of Mark 5 coaches including a Driving Van Trailer.  The runs from Manchester, Longsight to Scarborough via Wakefield, ran on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February 2019.


The Calder Valley is the diversionary route when the Standage route is closed.


It is expected that these formations will operate the Liverpool to Scarborough, via Manchester Victoria, from May 2019.

Contact Information


Meeting Place: Woolworths Social Club
Gipsy Lane
OL11 3HA

Meeting times


2nd Tuesday in Feb, April, June, August, Oct and December,in The Blue Pits Inn, 842 Manchester Road, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 2SP