Ever­sholt’s Scot­tish fleet fully ac­ces­si­ble

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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).

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