Refurbished Class 319s with modified interiors that meet the Passengers of Reduced Mobility – Technical Specification for Interoperability (PRM-TSI) deadlines for January 1 2020 deadline are in traffic with Govia Thameslink Railway.
Two trains, 319005 and 319006, have so far been treated. They are the first of 80 to be treated. The work is being carried out by Knorr-Bremse at Wolverton Works.
The modifications include fitting wheelchair-friendly toilets, additional wheelchair spaces, new sounders for both the opening and closing of doors and new onboard electronic information screens and automated public address announcements (these are set to go live shortly).
- For more information, see RAIL 764 published on December 24.