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Eurostar appoints Pininfarina for a refurbishment

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04/23/2009 AT 07:04

Pininfarina has been appointed after a lengthy and rigorous selection process. The company is a world-class design house that is best known for its work in the car industry, with prestige marques such as Ferrari and Maserati as well as volume manufacturers including Peugeot, Alfa Romeo, Ford and Volvo. It is also developing the revolutionary, electric Pininfarina BlueCar that is due to go into production in 2011, and which will cut carbon dioxide emissions from road travel.

Importantly for Eurostar, Pininfarina also has extensive experience in the rail industry, having designed the interiors and exteriors of Italy's high-speed trains; rolling stock for Swiss, Danish and Norwegian Railways; automated light rail cars in Lille, northern France; and trams for cities in Italy, Greece, Sweden and Turkey.

Pininfarina will be responsible for the full interior design including styling and engineering, and the exterior livery. The 28 trains in the Eurostar fleet will be fitted out by SNCF, and the first ones are due in service in 2012.

Nicolas Petrovic, chief operating officer, Eurostar, said: “We are very pleased to have chosen Pininfarina as our design partner. We want to offer our travellers the highest standards in comfort, style and innovation, and I am confident that together we will deliver Eurostar trains that fully meet the 21st century expectations of our travellers.”

Lowie Vermeersch, Design Director at Pininfarina, commented: "We're delighted to be awarded this important assignment. Together with Eurostar we're determined to create a design that focuses on a great travel experience, thus mixing our style and outstanding functionality with a clear vision of future train travel."

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