ScotRail Class 385 train interior
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ScotRail have recently reveiled the new interiors of their new Class 385 electric trains which will run from Edinburgh to Glasgow once testing is complete.

The new trains are being built by Hitachi Rail Europe and are expected to be rolled out next year.

ScotRail have now released images showing what the new trains look like from the inside as one of the first fully fitted trains was recently completed at the Newton Aycliffe plant.

Customers can expect to see Power Sockets, WiFi, Cycle Spaces, two wheelchair spaces and an accessible toilet for every train.

One of the first fully fitted trains was recently completed at Hitachi Rail Europe’s Newton Aycliffe plant. Offering bright, modern, contemporary finishes, once in service, customers across the central belt will benefit from:

The new trains can operate at different lengths (three, four, six, seven or eight car lengths). This allows more people to travel during rush hour.

The 385s come with ‘gangways’ through the train so every car can be reached. Improving capacity by 44%

What did the officials say?

ScotRail Alliance Managing Director Alex Hynes said “It’s great to finally see the interiors of our new trains. They look great, and I know customers will agree. The finish of these trains will significantly improve the experience of customers travelling with us. Their design has resulted in bright, spacious and accessible carriages – perfect for commuters, business customers and leisure travellers alike. We’re building the best railway Scotland has ever had. We are also providing our customers with modern trains plays a big part in that.”

Mitsuo Iwasaki, Head of Technical at Hitachi Rail Europe, said “We expect customers to be really pleased with the interiors of our new trains. We’ve worked closely with ScotRail and various passenger groups to include their ideas into the design and the result is a visible improvement for people travelling. In addition to full size tables and more seats, customers will also now be able to stay better connected on their journey with fast WiFi and plug sockets.”

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