An initial 30 four-car Class 321 electric multiple units will be rebuilt with revamped interiors by Wabtec Rail, in a £60 million deal.
Owned by Eversholt Rail and used by Abellio Greater Anglia, the ‘321s’ will be rebuilt in a similar fashion to 321448, which was released into traffic at the end of 2013.
Branded the Renatus, the rebuilt trains will undergo a time-based overhaul where they will be fitted with Passengers of Reduced Mobility - Technical Specification for Interoperability (PRM-TSI)-compliant interiors. Eversholt spokesman Wendy Filer told RAIL: “Engineering work has already commenced, and the first unit is due into works later in 2015.”
- For more on this story, see RAIL 776, published on June 10.