The first refurbished Northern Class 158 entered traffic at the end of October.
Three-car 158752 has been fitted with new carpets and seat cushions, LED lighting has been installed, designated wheelchair spaces in the carriages have been introduced, and ‘call for aid’ buttons have been installed. The on-board toilets have also been refurbished and fitted with improved baby changing facilities.
“Our trains will be phased in and out of refurbishment in order to ensure minimum impact on our daily services, and we are excited to welcome this first milestone - our first train back in service for our customers,” said Northern Managing Director Alex Hynes.
- For more on the '158', read RAIL 813, published on November 9.