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Super Voyager fleet refreshed - early

02/21/2009 AT 07:10

The 18 five-coach and three four-coach trains have had the Shop vehicle moved to be next to the First Class accommodation, creating a 'hybrid' coach. The seats in this coach are now in bays of four, with new laptop-friendly tables and revised seat cushions and backrests. On busy peak time trains this coach can be used to provide additional First Class accommodation, with the normal onboard offer being provided.

CCTV has been fitted throughout each train, including the vestibule areas. Forward facing cameras have also been fitted to the driving cabs, recording every journey the Super Voyager trains make.

Also upgraded is the galley area, with a double sink, water boiler, convection oven and improved lighting being fitted. There are ten more seats on each five-coach train and also more luggage space has been created.

To commemorate the completion of the contract, Super Voyager train 221144 was named Bombardier Voyager prior to being handed over to Virgin Trains Chief Operating Officer Chris Gibb.

Chris Gibb said: "Bombardier has done a great job in refreshing our Super Voyager trains, and I congratulate them in completing the work a full two weeks early, earning them a delivery bonus."

Mark Williamson, President of Bombardier's Passengers Division in the UK, said: "This has been a great project and we are delighted that we have completed the project to our customer's satisfaction, bringing major improvements for Virgin's customers, working closely with our UK supply chain."

Both Tony Collins, Chief Executive of Virgin Rail, and Colin S Walton, Chairman of Bombardier Transportation UK commented that through the original new build and its on-going maintenance, the contract between Virgin and Bombardier has been a true partnership and praised both their teams for all their hard work and dedication.

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