BST Wins Maintenance Contract in China
The Bombardier joint venture BST has won a maintenance contract for 656 high-speed train cars in China, to be completed by the end of 2020.
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With the change in season and the weather becoming hotter, train operator Thaleslink has decided to upgrade their fleet between Brighton and Bedford. The new fleet will be cool, modern and air conditioned, making this summer more comfortable for their passengers.
The final two Class 387/1 trains began running this route. marking the completion of the 29 new trains. The first of the new fleet entered service in December 2014 and replaced the 27-year old Class 319 trains.
Stuart Cheshire, Passenger Service Director for Thameslink said: Im thrilled that Thameslink passengers can enjoy one of the newest fleet of trains in the country, soon to be followed by the arrival of even newer Class 700s in spring next year.
The air conditioning makes a big difference to our passengers comfort, particularly during the hot weather we are experiencing at the moment.
Other features of the new, modern Class 387/1 fleet includes, two-by-two seating, the latest in automated on-board service information and excelled facilities for people with disabilities.
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