The Class 390 Pendolino

The Class 390 Pendolino

One of the most successful trains in service is the Alstom-built Class 390 Pendolino, which has monopolised West Coast Main Line express services for almost two decades. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks into the history of this ground-breaking design.

Class 390

Above: On June 17 2021 a new attempt was made to break the record for a non-stop run between London Euston and Glasgow with 390004 Royal Scot. Here theClass 390 speeds through Lichfield Trent Valley as 1Z57, the 10.36am London Euston-Glasgow – it missed out on the record by 21 seconds. John Whitehouse.

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