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TIN news:  German company Knorr-Bremse RailServices (KBRS) has secured a contract from leasing company Eversholt Rail to refurbish 22 Class-320 trains operated by ScotRail.
Works will include full interior revamp as part of the £6m programme, which will be carried out at KBRS’s Springburn Depot in Glasgow.  
Eversholt Rail client relations director Stephen Timothy said: "We are delighted to be working with KBRS on this exciting refurbishment programme to deliver ScotRail’s train improvement commitments, which will bring great enhancement to the passenger experience across the network.
“This Class-320 contract is testament to our ongoing investment into our Scottish fleets, following the successful refurbishment projects on our Class-318s, and 334s, as well as deploying seven extra trains to add capacity and relieve overcrowding.”
KBRS will also be responsible for complete interior refurbishment, including repainting of all surfaces, new flooring, tables and new seats, as well as fitting at-seat power sockets and LED lighting.
"Refurbishment of the Class-320 fleet will deliver a much improved experience around Glasgow and Lanarkshire."
The company will also provide improved CCTV systems for passenger safety and security, as well as new interior labelling and signage.
The production phase of upgrading 66 carriages is due to begin in October this year through early 2019.
ScotRail Alliance Programmes and Transformation director Ian McConnell said: "The refurbishment of the Class-320 fleet will deliver a much improved experience around Glasgow and Lanarkshire.
“Over the next two years, we will be working hard to change the face of rail travel in Scotland, with the introduction of our Class-385 and high-speed train fleets. By 2019, 90% of our rolling stock will either be new or refurbished, and 200 additional services will run each day.”

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