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Five of ScotRail’s Class 320s to receive £8m upgrade

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Transport Scotland has announced an £8 million contract to refurbish five Class 320 trains with Wabtec and train owners Evershot Rail.

Funded by the Scottish Government, the contract is aimed at tackling over-crowding on peak services in Strathclyde.

Transport minister Humza Yousaf said that the three-carriage Class 320s will deliver better trains and more seats for passengers and also provide more job security for what he called an ‘important employer in Kilmarnock.’

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The scope of the £8 million upgrade covers:

  • A full interior refresh in line with the ScotRail branding;
  • Complete internal refurbishment including repaint of all surfaces, new flooring, tables and new seat moquette;
  • New fully accessible toilet;
  • At-seat power sockets;
  • Two dedicated cycle spaces;
  • Energy efficient LED lighting;
  • Enhanced CCTV system for passenger safety and security.

The refurbishment is expected to begin in November 2017, with a phased introduction from the summer of 2018 onwards across Strathclyde north and south electric services.

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