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June 2004
Right on track?
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We were on one of the train's first journeys.
Midland Mainland has just launched its new, plush and sleek trains running from Leicester to London - check out the ride!
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audio Ben Jackson takes a ride on the new train and speaks to some of the people travelling for the first time (28k)
audio Listen to some first hand opinions on the new plush train to London (28k)
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The trains include plug sockets for laptops and mobile phone chargers

It has cost Midland Mainline £160 million for its 23 new trains

The company aims to have 10 new trains in service by December 2004

You can catch the new service to London at 1004 and 1604 from Monday to Friday with more new trains running shortly

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When we got a letter from Midland Mainline saying they wanted to push the launch of their new high-speed, sleek trains, we were touched.

Rather than getting a freebie and keeping it to ourselves, we asked some Radio Leicester listeners to review it for us - and they did!

Did the new £700,000 brand new 10:04 service from Leicester live up to expectations. It arrived on time (of course) and our spies boarded.

Our reviewers were looking for an improvement to the dirty and uninviting carriages we normally share to the capital - below are their thoughts.

Allison Twycross   Barbara from Birstall   John Wilford   Joseph from Birstall
Katie from Aylestone   Kelvin Blain   Ken from Barrow-upon-Soar   Sue Wilford

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If you have travelled on the new train - what do you think?


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