First Southeastern ‘395’ returns after interior refurbishment

The first refurbished Southeastern Class 395 Javelin has re-entered passenger service. 

395012 (known as the ‘Trainbow’) began its interior refresh at Ashford train maintenance depot on June 12. 

It returned to its duties with the operator on August 15, having had new carpets and seats fitted, a live passenger information system upgrade, new CCTV, USB at-seat charging, and new LED lighting installed. 

All 29 of the fleet will be refurbished, in a £27 million project that also involves fitting energy meters to help Southeastern reduce its energy and environmental impact. The work is being carried out in partnership with Hitachi Rail and Eversholt Rail. 

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  • Adam Edwards - 31/08/2023 14:56

    Have they added any cycle spaces with straps? Too many trains without secure cycle parking, which risks cycles falling over e.g. 387s.

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