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Friday, August 14, 2020

New Heathrow Express trains revealed

Heathrow Express revealed the first glimpses of its new fleet of trains which is due to launch in the summer. Featuring at-seat USB power, new Business First seating and work tables and a striking external livery, the fully electric trains will be formed into 12 four-car units and thence into six eight-car trains, each 160 metres long with a total of 374 seats, including 44 Business First.

Originally built by Bombardier in Derby, and having previously served customers on the GWR network, the specially converted fleet of Class 387s will be stored and maintained by GWR at its Reading depot as part of a partnership announced in March 2018.

Heathrow Express Director Les Freer said: “Our new fleet of trains will offer the same fast, frequent and reliable Heathrow Express service for years to come. Complete with at seat USB power, fast Wi-Fi, ample luggage space and the option of Business First the new trains deliver a dedicated airport experience for both business and leisure travellers.”

The new Class 387 trains will replace the current Class 332 fleet, which have been in service for 22 years carrying more than 115 million passengers over 44 million miles.

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