October 22, 2013

Alstom to upgrade Virgin Pendolinos

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VIRGIN Trains has awarded Alstom a contract worth around €12m to upgrade its entire fleet of 56 class 390 Pendolino tilting emus, which are used on the West Coast Main Line between London, the West Midlands, Manchester, and Glasgow.

The contract covers the refurbishment of interiors, bar, kitchen facilities, and toilets. Interior spotlights will be replaced with LED units and new vinyl wraps and decals will be applied. Vestibule venting will be improved and carpets will be replaced.

The work will be carried out by Alstom over an eight-month period at its depots in Oxley near Wolverhampton and Longsight, Manchester.

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