First Class 395 returns after interior renovations
The first of 29 trains that have been subjected to a Euro31 million upgrade has this month re-entered passenger service in the south of the UK. The trains connect London St Pancras International with Ashford, East Kent and Medway stations in the south-east of England.
Elsewhere, the so-called ‘365 fleet’ is receiving new seats as well as special, wider areas for people with reduced mobility and additional luggage space. A live passenger information system upgrade includes fresh media screens, plus a CCTV system upgrade is being implemented. Finally, passengers will benefit from USB at-seat charging, LED lighting, and new, ergonomic grab handles.
The class 395 highspeed fleet travels at 220km/h, making them the fastest trains in the UK.