\r\nCAF will build 12 five-car Civity UK InterCity EMUs under a deal worth \u00a3120m to be funded by British rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail Group. The trains are scheduled to enter service on the Manchester\/Liverpool \u2013 Glasgow\/Edinburgh route in 2019 replacing Siemens class 350\/4 177km\/h EMUs.\r\nThe acquisition of 13 sets of five-car locomotive-hauled coaches will be financed by Beacon Rail Leasing, the owner of the class 68 diesel locomotives which will be leased to TPE by Direct Rail Services. These trains will be delivered in 2018 and will initially be deployed on the Liverpool \u2013 Manchester \u2013 Leeds \u2013 Newcastle route replacing three-car class 185 DMUs. However, with the delivery of Hitachi AT300 bi-mode trains for this route in 2019, the locomotive-hauled sets will be redeployed on Liverpool - Scarborough\u00a0and Manchester Airport - Middlesbrough services.\u00a0\r\nAll the new trains will be air-conditioned, and will have Wi-Fi and servers to enable passengers to stream TV shows and films.\r\nThe trains will be maintained by Alstom until the TransPennine Express franchise, which is held by First Group, expires in 2023. As a result of winning this and another contract in January to supply 43 EMUs and 55 DMUs to Arriva Rail North for its Northern franchise, CAF says it plans to establish facilities in Britain to assembly, test and maintain rolling stock, and to set up a spares supply and management logistics centre.\r\nTPE also awarded a contract to Hitachi Rail in March to supply 19 five-car bi-mode (diesel and electric) AT300 multiple units as part of a \u00a3500m franchise commitment to expand its rolling stock fleet.