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25.05.18

Greater Anglia £1m Class 317 refurb completed

Greater Anglia has completed a £1m refurbishment of its Essex and Hertfordshire commuter trains, it has announced.

The refurb, which will improve comfort for passengers, has seen 72 Class 317 trains fitted with new standard seat covers and vinyl flooring, new First Class seat covers, trim and carpets, resprayed interiors, new signage and a deep clean throughout.

The fleet operates commuter services from London Liverpool Street to Broxbourne, Herford East, Bishop’s Stortford, Harlow Town and Cambridge, as well as some Bishop’s Stortford/Stansted Airport to Cambridge services.

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Colin Dobson, Greater Anglia’s engineering director, 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.”

Greater Anglia’s fleet maintenance team carried out the work at the company’s Clacton-on-Sea depot, where old fixtures and fittings were completely stripped out and upgraded.

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