Inverclyde Now Logo TRAINS Used On Inverclyde Lines Getting Interior Makeover

23 September, 2020 | Local

At Greenock Central

SCOTRAIL has begun work to refurbish its fleet of Class 380 electric trains, which are used on Inverclyde’s routes.

The improvements are being carried out ahead of their 10-year anniversary later in the year.

Key elements of the ‘makeover’ include the installation of new flooring, new seat upholstery, including prominent priority seating, a paint refresh, and general repairs to tables, bins and handrails.

The overhaul is taking place at the operator’s Shields Road Depot in Glasgow, with each train taking around two weeks to complete.

Syeda Ghufran, ScotRail engineering director, said: “Since their introduction, our Class 380 trains have been incredibly popular with customers right across the country.

“This work to refresh their interior demonstrates our commitment to delivering the highest quality service, and helps make rail travel a more modern, comfortable and popular option for customers.”

The 38-strong fleet of trains consists of 130 carriages and is ScotRail’s second largest fleet of electric trains.

Class 380s were introduced to Scotland’s Railway in December 2010, operating in Ayrshire and Inverclyde initially.

They still operate in those areas but also Glasgow Central to Edinburgh via Carstairs and Edinburgh to North Berwick/Dunbar.

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