Monday, 28 February 2011

Total Revamp For East Mids Trains

An artists impression of the new interior layout

By Sunil Patel

East Midlands Trains staff will start work on the final section of a multi-million-pound train refurbishment programme this week.

The train operator is investing up to £6 million in a complete overhaul of their entire fleet of 27  Meridian trains.

Improvements include new interiors and increased luggage space with the first revamped train due to return to passenger service today.

The train fleet upgrade work will be carried out at the company’s Derby maintenance depot.

Tim  Shoveller,  Managing Director for East Midlands Trains said,  “We’re really excited to be starting work on the final stage of our £30 million train refurbishment programme. 

“While the Meridians are the newest trains within our fleet, we still want to make sure they are given their fair share of care and attention as part of our refurbishment programme.”

The train operator runs services on the main line route to London, which includes trains from Sheffield, Nottingham and Leicester     

The refurbishment project is due to be completed by early 2012.

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