Greater Anglia Class 317 carriages undergo £1 million refurbishment

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A Class 317 at Bethnal Green station. Photo: Joshua Brown.
A Class 317 at Bethnal Green station. Photo: Joshua Brown.

Greater Anglia has announced the completion of a £1 million programme to refurbish the interiors of 72 Class 317 carriages.

Working out of the Clacton-on-Sea depot, the operator’s maintenance team fitted new standard seat covers and vinyl flooring, new First Class seat covers, trim and carpets, re-sprayed interiors, installed new signage and gave the carriage a thorough deep clean.

Old fixtures and fittings were completely stripped-out and upgraded too.


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Photo: Greater Anglia.
Photo: Greater Anglia.

Engineering director Colin Dobson said: “We’re replacing our entire fleet of trains with brand new ones, but in the meantime, we’re continuing to invest in our existing trains to provide a better experience for our customers.”

The trains operate commuter services from London Liverpool Street to Broxbourne, Hertford East, Bishop’s Stortford, Harlow Town and Cambridge as well as some Bishop’s Stortford / Stansted Airport to Cambridge services.

Main photo: A Class 317 at Bethnal Green station. Photo: Joshua Brown.

A carriage following the refurbishment work. Photo: Greater Anglia.
A carriage following the refurbishment work. Photo: Greater Anglia.

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