UK: East Midlands Railway Reveals Interior of Aurora Fleet

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has revealed the interior design of its new Aurora Intercity fleet that will operate on the Midland Mainline from early 2025.

The 33 five-carriage trains are being built by Hitachi Rail and will be capable of running on electricity and diesel.

First Class onboard the new Aurora fleet
First Class onboard the new Aurora fleet

EMR has now released a video revealing the interior details of the new fleet. This includes design elements such as ensuring the seats are as comfortable as possible while using durable materials.

The seats have been designed in close collaboration with Derby-based design firm DGDESIGN
The seats have been designed in close collaboration with Derby-based design firm DGDESIGN

In addition, the new trains feature power and USB points, generous legroom, improved passenger information screens, WiFi, air conditioning, coat hooks, well-sized seat-back tables and space to stow a bag under each seat.

Rachel Turner, Head of New Trains at East Midlands Railway, said:

“We are really excited for the introduction of the Aurora fleet and hope our customers enjoy watching this film. It offers a great insight into all the work that is taking place to make sure the trains offer customers the features and comfort they expect from a modern train.

“Working with Hitachi, we have made every effort possible to make sure the features that customers value are included and that the environment of the carriages is as comfortable, spacious, and practical as possible.”

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