Greater Anglia completes upgrade to trains in Herts and Essex

Thursday, 24 May 2018

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Greater Anglia has just completed a £1 million refurbishment of its commuter trains in Essex and Hertfordshire to improve passenger comfort.

72 Class 317 carriages have received new standard seat covers and vinyl flooring, new First Class seat covers, trim and carpets, re-sprayed interiors, new signage and a deep clean throughout.

Greater Anglia’s 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 work was carried out by Greater Anglia’s fleet maintenance team at the company’s Clacton-on-Sea Depot.

Old fixtures and fittings were completely stripped-out and upgraded, leaving the interiors looking as good as new.

Greater Anglia’s Class 317 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.