Eversholt Rail has announced today (31st August 2021) that it has placed a contract with LSER (Southeastern) worth up to £10m to carry out modifications to its 112 Class 375 trains.
London South Eastern Railway (LSER) is the company behind rail operator Southeastern / Southeastern High Speed.
The work will start in August with design work taking place. The first unit is expected to enter the depot in December 2021, with all trains expected to have work completed by Q4 in 2024.
Work being completed will complete the franchise-committed obligations and improve the fleet with a number of system upgrades.
Also included in the work will be replacing lighting with LED lights, at-seat USB charging and energy meters.
A trial of a bio-reactor toilet system is also being fitted to one carriage to upgrade the existing toilet, the trial will take place for two years.
Paul Sutherland, Client Services Director, Eversholt Rail said: “This contract continues to build on our strong relationship with LSER. The Southeastern Fleet is a key fleet for Eversholt Rail and this package of upgrades continues Eversholt Rail’s commitment to investing in and improving the travelling experience for customers in the Southeast.”
Peter Broadley, Alstom’s Managing Director, Services said: “We are very pleased to be working with our Eversholt Rail and LSER colleagues to upgrade the British-built Class 375 Electrostar fleet, and ensure that the trains continue to offer reliable and comfortable service to passengers.”
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