UK: The first of 10 Alstom Class 180 inter-city diesel multiple-units to be refurbished by Arriva TrainCare under a £9m programme was unveiled by open access operator Grand Central on April 3.
The full interior refresh includes new seats with leather edging in standard class, new floor coverings throughout, an exterior and interior repaint, upgraded catering facilities and refitted toilets with improved accessibility and baby changing facilities.
Energy-efficient LED lighting has been fitted, along with power sockets for charging mobile phones, laptops and other devices.
'We’re delighted to bring this refurbished Adelante train back into service and let our customers see what we have been working on behind the scenes', said Fleet Director Dave Hatfield. 'The refurbishment programme is well underway and will continue throughout 2018. Our five newly acquired trains will also be rebranded in Grand Central livery as part of the improvement programme.'