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Northern has announced that it has now refurbished more than 50 per cent of its trains. The news comes as Northern launched its 123rd refurbished train into service.
The Class 170 train went into service in the West Yorkshire area and now has a new livery, refreshed seating, and new lighting, as well as free Wi-Fi and at-seat power.
Northern’s existing fleet of 243 trains is in the process of being fully upgraded to not only include this first phase of cosmetic refurbishment, but also an additional level of digital improvements.
It joins the following refurbished trains which are already out and about on Northern’s network, giving passengers a better experience:
What did the officials say?
Ben Ackroyd, Northern’s Engineering Director, said:
“The refurbishment of our trains is a massive programme of work and a huge investment for Northern – to reach a milestone of 50 per cent is great news.
“We are committed to improving our customers’ on-board experience and the refurbishment programme is really gathering pace. Future work on the refurbishment programme will see the introduction of free customer Wi-Fi, at seat power and customer information media screens on all our trains.”
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