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Thursday, December 19, 2013
A new look for Greater Anglia’s suburban and Metro trains was being unveiled today before going into service on a one-year trial.
The train is one that is already in normal service – but has been rebuilt by rail engineers Wabtec and will be running on the Greater Anglia network for a year.
During this period, Greater Anglia and Eversholt Rail will be seeking passenger views on the many new features showcased.
The four-carriage train will operate on routes between London and Braintree, Colchester, Clacton, Harwich and Ipswich.
To fully understand passengers’ preferences and test out different options, the unit features two suburban style and two metro style carriages.
The train is officially being launched today at Liverpool Street and Colchester – and is upgrade for suburban and commuter services. It is not designed as a replacement for InterCity services.