ScotRail has announced that it has started work to refurbish its fleet of Class 380 electric trains ahead of their 10th anniversary later in 2020.
The makeover of the fleet will see new flooring, new seat upholstery, a paint refresh, and general repairs to tables, bins and handrails completed.
The overhauls will take place at ScotRail’s Shields Road Depot in Glasgow, with each train expected to be out of service for around two weeks.
The 38 Class 380s are made up of 130 carriages in total and are ScotRail’s second-largest fleet of trains.
Class 380 trains were introduced to Scotland’s Railway in December 2010, and now operate routes across Scotland including:
- Glasgow Central – Edinburgh via Carstairs
- Glasgow Central – Ayr
- Glasgow Central – Largs / Ardrossan Harbour
- Glasgow Central – Gourock / Wemyss Bay
- Edinburgh – North Berwick / Dunbar
Syeda Ghufran, ScotRail Engineering Director, said: “Since their introduction, our Class 380 trains have been incredibly popular with customers right across the country.
“This work to refresh their interior demonstrates our commitment to delivering the highest quality service, and helps make rail travel a more modern, comfortable and popular option for customers.”
Steve Timothy, Eversholt Rail Stakeholder Director, said: “We are delighted to continue working in partnership with ScotRail to improve our fleets in Scotland.
“Our investment in the overhaul of the Class 380 fleet demonstrates our commitment to delivering safe and high-quality trains to our customer and their passengers.”
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