Greater Anglia transforming Norwich depot in readiness for new trains
Work has begun to prepare Greater Anglia’s Norwich-based Crown Point Depot for the new fleet of trains that will serve the region from 2019, including sending engineers to Switzerland to learn how to look after them.
First new Greater Anglia train takes shape at Bombardier
Work is well underway on the first of over 100 brand new Greater Anglia trains being built at the Bombardier factory in Derby.
Better Customer Information Screens coming to a rail station near you
Customer information is being improved at rail stations across the region with the installation of better Customer Information Screens.
More than 1,000 new screens will be installed across all of Greater Anglia’s 133 stations - including ones that have never had them before such as Beccles, Brundall Gardens, Elmswell, Gunton, Lakenheath, Oulton Broad South, Spooner Row and Whittlesea.
Take a seat and look around Greater Anglia’s new trains through virtual reality
People can try out seats which will be fitted onto Greater Anglia’s new trains at four virtual reality experience roadshows during the Easter break.
Two pairs of seats identical to those due to be installed on the brand new trains will be at Ipswich, Norwich, Cambridge and Chelmsford stations for people to test.
At the same time, they can put on a pair of virtual reality goggles and see what the rest of the train will look like – and experience being on board a new train just before it sets off from a station.
“Face” of Greater Anglia new trains unveiled
Greater Anglia can now unveil the “face” of the new trains which will be running around East Anglia from next year.
Stadler has sent over this photo, showing the shells of driver’s cabs, from the factory in Bussnang, Switzerland, where the new trains are being assembled.
First brand new Greater Anglia commuter trains about to be assembled
Work is just about to start on full assembly of Greater Anglia’s brand new commuter trains.
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