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New trains being tested between King’s Lynn and Cambridge

PUBLISHED: 16:14 24 January 2017 | UPDATED: 16:14 24 January 2017

The new train operating between King's Lynn and London. Picture: Great Northern

The new train operating between King's Lynn and London. Picture: Great Northern

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The first modern, air-conditioned train of Great Northern’s new fleet has started testing on the route between King’s Lynn and Cambridge.

The new train operating between King's Lynn and London. Picture: Peter Alvey/Great NorthernThe new train operating between King's Lynn and London. Picture: Peter Alvey/Great Northern

The train, which will enter service later this year, offers two-by-two seating with tables and power points throughout for those who want to work or play and charge their devices, modern passenger information systems and spaces for people in wheelchairs.

Gerry McFadden, engineering director with Govia Thameslink Railways, which operate the route, said: “In just a few short years, we’ll be moving from one of the oldest fleets in the country to one of the newest.”

The refurb is part of an overall plan to replace almost all the trains on the Great Northern route by 2020 – and those few trains that will remain are going through a £30m refurbishment programme.

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