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ScotRail's much-loved fleet of Class 380 electric trains is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.
Over the last 10 years there have been almost 125 million passenger journeys on the 38 trains which have clocked up nearly 50 million miles from Ayrshire to Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Lothian and beyond.
So, its little wonder ScotRail decided the Class 380s deserved a makeover.
The transformation of the 130 carriages includes new seat upholstery, a paint refresh, the installation of new flooring, and general repairs to tables, bins and handrails.
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Glasgow Central: The Class 380 mock up on display at Glasgow Central Station in May 2009, in what was then then short stay car park. This later became the renumbered platforms 12 and 13.
Drem: A six-car Class 380 pulls into Drem where it will fill the westbound platform. Note the unusual platform lighting: heritage-style Sugg Rochester lanterns on brackets presumably designed to keep clear of the cat's cradle of overhead live-lines, earths and support wires at this location.
ScotRail has begun work to refurbish its fleet of Class 380 electric trains ahead of their 10-year anniversary later in the year.
Key elements of the 'makeover' include the installation of new flooring, new seat upholstery including prominent priority seating, a paint refresh, and general repairs to tables, bins and handrails.
The overhaul is taking place at the train operator's Shields Road Depot in Glasgow, with each train taking around two weeks to complete.
(Permalink) Class 380 ScotRail Shields Road Depot
Scotland's Edinburgh - Glasgow Improvement Programme (Egip) celebrated a milestone on December 10 with the start of electric services from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley via Falkirk High.
ScotRail has replaced the class 170 DMUs previously used on these services with class 380 EMUs, although the use of these trains on the route is a temporary measure pending the introduction of new Hitachi class 385 EMUs next year.
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