posted on 16th May 2022 16:07
In January 2022, Transport for Wales (TfW) celebrated the completion of work to refurbish its fleet of Class 175 long-distance DMUs. Alstom has been working to refurbish the 27 Coradia trains at its Technology Centre in Widnes, Cheshire, as part of TfW’s fleet.
Since the first train re-entered service in the summer of 2019, customers have been benefiting from improved facilities, including USB and electric charging points, brand new toilets, re-covered seats, new carpets and new interior fittings. The trains have also been rebranded on the outside with TfW’s grey and red livery.
The Class 175s form the backbone of TfW’s express services, operating services across the Wales and Borders network through South, North and West Wales and the Borders. The refresh of these trains is one part of TfW’s 40 million GBP refurbishment programme – work to refurbish the Class 153 and 158 fleets is nearing completion, and work is also ongoing to refurbish the Class 150 Sprinter trains.
TfW is also investing over 800 million GBP on a fleet of brand new trains, which will begin to enter service across the Wales and Borders network later in 2022.