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02.07.19

Greater Anglia shows off their new intercity trains

The first of a new set of Greater Anglia intercity trains have arrived, and the train operator claims they will help transform main-line services between Norwich and London.

There will be ten of the 12-carriage vehicles, three of which were delivered to a depot in Norwich yesterday.

Greater Anglia director Ian McConnell said: "We've now got three out of ten of our new intercity trains in East Anglia, ready to undergo a series of safety and performance tests.

"We are very much looking forward to getting them into service, as they will completely transform our customers' journeys."

The trains boast of extra seats, USB sockets and free wifi for passengers, and will be the first Greater Anglia trains to feature first class seating.

The trains operator consulted experts on disability access and have designed the train with lower floors and more space for wheelchairs and buggies.

Greater Anglia hope the new stock will be on Norwich to London routes by the end of the year.

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