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New look East Midlands Trains to be unveiled

  • 27 February 2011
  • From the section England

The first train to emerge from a £6m refurbishment programme is to be unveiled next week.

East Midlands Trains is upgrading all its 27 Meridian trains.

The firm said public feedback had played a large role in the changes, which include new seat covers and additional luggage and buggy space.

The refit is part of a £30m programme of carriage refits and is being carried out in Derby.

A spokesman for the company said: "Feedback from passengers and staff has also resulted in a change to the design of litter bins to make it easier for passengers to dispose of their rubbish.

"And the overhead luggage racks have also seen a modification to keep passengers' luggage safe and secure during their trip."

The new-look train will travel to London and back on Monday.

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