Grand Central completes Adelante overhaul
By Andy Hoskins, published 13/12/19
Train operator Grand Central has completed the £9million refurbishment of its Adelante fleet.
Passengers on its North East and West Rising routes can now expect free wifi access, extra legroom, table seating and charging points following the roll-out of the last final refurbished trains.
The two-year project has also seen the introduction of new seats with fabric and leather edging in standard class, a full refit of toilets and new floors throughout.
Revamped catering facilities include barista coffee machines, while energy efficient LED lighting has been installed, along with power sockets for charging mobile phones, laptops and other electrical devices.
The refurbishment programme is the largest of its kind that Grand Central has undertaken in its 12-year history and is part of the company’s ongoing multimillion-pound investment programme.
“We are thrilled that our major Adelante fleet refurbishment programme is now complete,” says Shane Daly, Business Development Manager at Grand Central.
“It has transformed our trains and brought them right up to date for business people who travel for work, with a modern and stylish fleet that is fully fit for the future.
“We are committed to offering the best possible customer experience and that includes listening to the improvements that business passengers would like to see.
Daly adds: “The feedback from our passengers who regularly travel for work has been very positive to date, which we are delighted about.”
Grand Central is poised to launch a new route between Blackpool and London Euston in 2020.