TfW Class 175 train

Transport for Wales complete refurbishment work on Class 175 fleet

Transport for Wales (TfW) has completed work on the refurbishment of its fleet of Class 175 long-distance trains.

The refurbishment work was undertaken by train manufacturer Alstom to refurbish the 27 Coradia trains at their Technology Centre in Widnes.

This forms part of TfW’s £40m investment into its current fleet of trains.

Work is also nearing completion on the refurbishment of the Class 153 and 158 fleets as part of TfW’s refurbishment programme.

Refurbishment work is also currently being carried out on TfW’s Class 150 Sprinter trains as part of the investment.

TfW has also committed to investing over £800m on a fleet of new trains that will enter service across the Wales and Borders network later this year.

Stuart Mills, TfW’s Fleet Engineering Manager spoke on the refurbishment work taking place by TfW.

Mr Mills said: “It's fantastic to be able to deliver these improvements for customers, which they rightly expect to see on a modern railway network.

“We know being able to travel in comfort and charge devices on the go are incredibly important to our customers.

“While we are building brand new trains, they take time to build and we want our customers to have a comfortable experience right now.

“The completion of this extensive work is another major step to building a better railway for current and future generations.”

Peter Broadley, Alstom’s Managing Director of Rolling Stock and Services commented on the work between TfW and Alstom.

Mr Broadley said: “It’s great news for TfW and its customers that we have completed the refurbishment of the entire Coradia fleet as planned.

“It’s a tribute to the hard work and professionalism of our team at Widnes, and Chester where the trains are maintained.”

 

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