Greater Anglia seeks passenger views as it unveils fleet designs
Greater Anglia is seeking feedback from passengers on the 1,043 vehicles that it has on order from Bombardier and Stadler, and which will enter traffic from 2019.
The projects to design and construct the trains are progressing well, the company said on April 3. On its website, it has published artists’ impressions illustrating the internal layout and features of the trains, as well as the external livery.
GA said the design process has already incorporated feedback from passengers and stakeholders received during the franchise bidding and consultation process, as well as other suggestions made in recent months.
Passenger watchdogs Transport Focus and London Travelwatch have been involved in the new trains programme, alongside the Department for Transport. GA has also actively gained input from wheelchair users, visually impaired travellers, and other users with specific needs. Now it wants passengers across the network to provide feedback which will help inform the final specifications.
The fleet will include ten 12-coach inter-city trains for Norwich-London inter-city services, ten 12-coach Stansted Express trains for services between London and Stansted Airport, and 24 four-coach and 14 three-coach bi-mode trains for regional services across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. These fleets will be built by Stadler in Switzerland.
Additionally, 89 five-coach and 22 ten-coach Aventras for suburban services on the West Anglia Main Line and the Great Eastern Main Line are on order. Bombardier is building these trains at Derby Litchurch Lane.
To view the new designs and give feedback, passengers should visit: greateranglia.co.uk/newtrains