Eversholt’s Scottish fleet fully accessible
Eversholt Rail says it is on course for all of its English train fleets to meet accessibility standards for passengers with disabilities and passengers with reduced mobility.
This follows completion of the project to modify all of its Scottishbased fleets, some two years ahead of the December 31 2019 deadline.
ScotRail leases 133 trains from the rolling stock leasing company, with the Class 318 fleet the last to be completed. Wabtec Rail at Doncaster released the final two ‘318s’ back to SR at the end of October.
The electric multiple units are fitted with audio-visual Passenger Information Systems, priority seating, wheelchair spaces, accessible toilets and contrasting handrails.
ScotRail Alliance Engineering Director Angus Thom said: “We place great importance on enabling as many people as possible to travel by train.
“Enhancing the accessibility of all our fleet has been ongoing, and it’s good to see this milestone reached.”
Eversholt’s EMU fleet with ScotRail includes 318250-318270, 320301-320322, 320411-320417, 334001-334040, 380001-380022, 380101-380116.
It also has five Class 170/4 diesel multiple units (170416-170420).