Improved wheelchair facilities will soon be available on trains running between Peterborough, Kings Cross, Kings Lynn and Cambridge.
A total of 40 Class 365 trains in the Great Northern fleet are to be modified, with the four-car trains being improved for passengers with mobility impairments. Changes include wheelchair-friendly toilets and wheelchair spaces with companion seats.
Eversholt Rail is funding the refurbishment, which will cost £31 million, with Bombardier Transportation upgrading the trains at its Ilford depot. Work is due to be completed in Autumn 2016, ahead of the Persons of Reduced Mobility Accessibility Regulations coming into force in 2019.