March 06, 2017

Contract awarded to refurbish Scottish EMUs

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A ScotRail class 320 EMU. A ScotRail class 320 EMU. Robin Ralston

BRITISH rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail has awarded a £6m contract to Knorr-Bremse Rail Services to refurbish 22 class 320 three-car EMUs operated by Abellio ScotRail.

The work, which will be carried out at Knorr-Bremse’s Springburn depot in Glasgow, will start in October and is due to be completed in early 2019.

The interior refurbishment includes the replacement of flooring, tables and chairs and the installation of power sockets, LED lights, an improved CCTV security system, and space for bicycles.

“The refurbishment of the class 320 fleet will deliver a much-improved experience around Glasgow and Lanarkshire,” says Mr Ian McConnell, programmes and transformation director with the ScotRail Alliance. “Over the next two years we will be working hard to change the face of rail travel in Scotland, with the introduction of our class 385 and high-speed train fleets. By 2019, 90% of our rolling stock will either be new or refurbished, and 200 additional services will run each day.”

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