New trains for Great Northern

Air-conditioned trains breeze on to Great Northern

Air-conditioned trains have been introduced onto the Great Northern route for the first time ever, giving passengers cooler, more comfortable journeys between London and Peterborough and Cambridge.

They are the first of three types of modern train that over the next three years will steadily replace almost all of the trains on the network that are up to 40 years old, creating one of the newest train fleets in the country.

The trains introduced last autumn feature:

  • Greater reliability than existing trains
  • Two-by-two seating with tables and power points throughout for those who want to work or play and charge their devices
  • Modern passenger information systems
  • Spaces for people in wheelchairs, fully accessible toilets and other features for people with disabilities

This is part of an overall plan to replace almost all the trains on the Great Northern route by 2020 – and those few trains that will remain are themselves going through a £30m refurbishment programme.

In just a few short years, we’ll be moving from one of the oldest fleets in the country to one of the newest.