East Midlands Trains have unveiled the first of three newly refurbished High-Speed Trains has been unveiled in Derby this week.
These trains will provide more space for passengers, allowing you to have more comfortable journeys.
The improvements have been made available by a group of Derby-based businesses.
The first completed unit, DY23, is now fully refurbished and is undergoing final testing before it enters service next month.
DY22 and DY21 will be completed by the end of October. The trains will operate across the Midland Main Line, connecting Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham, and Leicester with London St Pancras International.
East Midlands Trains, Loram, SNC-Lavalin and DG Design have all worked together to deliver the improvements for passengers.
What did the officials say?
Chris Wright, Fleet Director for East Midlands Trains said:
“It has been fantastic to see the refurbishment of the additional High Speed Trains that we welcomed in to our fleet earlier this year, near completion. These trains are being upgraded and improved to match the standard of the rest of our main line fleet, helping our customers to have a enjoyable journey with us.
“It’s particularly pleasing we have been able to provide these improvements by working locally with neighbouring suppliers, creating jobs and delivering investment into the local Derby rail industry.
“I would like to thank all the Derby rail companies who worked us and we look forward to seeing all the completed trains in customer service very soon.”
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