Routes Featuring the Class 390 EMU
Hagen to Siegen
The Class 390 is currently one of the fastest electric multiple units operating in Britain. The set can reach 140 mph, whilst featuring tilting train technology to allow higher speeds around bends. At present, the Class 390 operates along the West Coast Main Line.
Originally, the Class 390 was to run services at 140 mph on an upgraded WCML, however the project ran over budget. The services are currently limited to a maximum 125 mph.
Several west German cities want to reduce journey times on rail travel. To do this on such curving routes around the country, they have decided to test the viability of tilting trains. With the co-operation of the manufacturer, a Class 390 electric multiple unit has been provided. Under the cover of darkness, perform a test run from Siegen to Finnentrop along the winding Hagen mainline.