New interiors are on the way for Greater Anglia rail passengers

A current Abellio Greater Anglia train. Picture: James Bass

A current Abellio Greater Anglia train. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Trains across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire are on track for new interiors as Greater Anglia kicks off an upgrade of its Class 170 fleet.

The train operator's eight three-carriage and four two-carriage trains - which cover routes including the Norwich to Cambridge, Ipswich to Cambridge, Ipswich to Lowestoft and Norwich to Lowestoft - will receive a complete interior overhaul.

The makeover will include refurbished seats, new carpets and repainting of the vestibule areas.

The trains will also get new flooring in the toilets as well as better heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Andrew Goodrum, customer service director, said: 'As part of the new nine-year franchise we will replace our entire fleet of trains with 1,043 brand new carriages, but in the meantime, I'm delighted that the refurbishment of our fleet of Class 170 trains will provide improved comfort and a better travelling experience.'

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