One of London Midland's Class 153 units under refurbishment at Eastleigh depot
The first of London Midland's refurbished Class 153 units will be back on the rails next week (w/c 18 August) after its refit.
London Midland's 10-carriage fleet of Class 153s, the mainstay of the Coventry - Nuneaton line, will all be upgraded by Wabtec Ltd at Eastleigh depot by the end of the year. The units are also used between Bedford and Bletchley, and on the Stourbridge Town Shuttle.
The £750,000 investment in better cycle storage, information screens, and CCTV also includes new:
- seat covers
- interior wall coverings
- seat grab handles
- table tops
- interior lights
Engineering director John Barlass said: "This is part of our £243 million investment to bring a more reliable, more comfortable and more modern rail service across all our routes, including information screens and CCTV.
"As well as the £3 million refurbishment across the existing fleet, we're buying three new fleets of trains and introducing a comprehensive programme to improve reliability."