Virgin Trains has announced a £21 million refurbishment programme for its fleet of 45 trains on its east coast route.
This investment will mean that the company will have committed more than £40 million to improving its train fleet since it launched its east coast franchise in March, as part of its plans to invest £140 million over eight years.
The work, due to be carried out at the company’s London and Edinburgh depots, will see seats, curtains and carpets replaced in a total of 401 carriages. New engines will also be fitted to the 35-strong diesel High Speed Train fleet.
The first fully refurbished train will enter service on 14 December when Virgin launches its new service between Sunderland and London.
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