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03.04.19

Caledonian Sleeper unveil first look inside new £150m fleet

Caledonian Sleeper has revealed the design and interiors of its new £150m fleet of trains as the service nears its launch at the end of May.

The first images from inside the new trains built by CAF have been released, showing the interior design and layout of the rooms, double beds and ensuites.

The overnight rail service between London and Glasgow/Edinburgh will be “transformed” by the 75 new carriages which will begin operating at the end of May.

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The trains, which were originally due to enter into service in April 2018, will then debut on the Highlander route between London, Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William, and customers can already make bookings for travel on the new trains from 2 June.

Caledonian Sleeper said the new fleet will deliver “significantly different and improved accommodation” compared to the current trains, with comfort seats, classic rooms, club rooms, Caledonian doubles, and accessible rooms.

Ryan Flaherty, Serco’s managing director for Caledonian Sleeper, said: “The launch of the new Caledonian Sleeper is fast approaching and travelling on our service will be a truly magical experience that will transform travel between London and Scotland.

“I would encourage anyone interested in being one of the first to experience the new trains to book their travel on our new website, which has been completely revamped to reflect the monumental and exciting changes to our service.

“Caledonian Sleeper is competitively priced and means guests can avoid the hassle or additional costs of getting to and from the airport. It is the only way to be at your destination in plenty of time for early morning meetings or a full day’s sightseeing without the cost of a hotel.”

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The new rolling stock was constructed in Spain by CAF at a cost of £150m, which was part funded by a capital grant of £60m from Scottish ministers.

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