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Merseyrail train refurbishment

01 Oct 2002

A DEAL worth £32m has been signed to refurbish the 59 three-car Class 507 and 508 electric multiple-units leased to Arriva Trains Merseyside by Angel Trains. The vehicle interiors will be improved and engineering modifications carried out to improve performance.

Alstom Transport is to undertake the refit at Eastleigh, in conjunction with Rail Door Solutions. Work is to begin immediately, and the first refurbished EMU will re-enter service in spring 2003. The programme will be completed by late 2004.