Thursday, 8 October 2015

Southeastern Trains Providing More Standard Class Seating

UK Railway News




Southeastern Trains Class 375 EMU trains, already undergoing a major upgrade and mid-life refresh, are to having their first class compartments, which are currently located at each end of the train, moved to a section in one of the middle carriages.


 
The movement of the first class seating came about from feedback from passengers and as a result of looking at loading and ticket sales.  In total, 735 extra standard class seats will be provided by the work – eight per four-car train.

According to a Southeastern spokesperson, the Class 375 'Electrostars' will be brighter, lighter and more comfortable for our customers after the fleet is re-sprayed both inside and out.  In addition to these enhancements, all seating is being removed and deep dry-cleaned and fitted with new seat bases.  New carpets and lino are also being laid.

Class 375 in new blue livery
The most striking thing that most passengers will no doubt notice at first is the new Class 375 livery of deep blue with light blue doors on all 112 trains, replacing the present livery of white with yellow doors.

Southeastern said the first train is due back in service at the end of October.



Southeastern Trains Video at Martin Mill and Ashford International, Kent





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