[UK] Video: The new passenger coaches for the Caledonian Sleeper franchise [updated]

This article was originally published on 08.01.2019 – and updated on 25.01.2019

Take a look inside a CAF passenger coach for the Caledonian Sleeper franchise. The project is currently delayed as the certification of the new trains takes more time as expected. The introduction of the new coaches in revenue service should have started in October 2018, but has been pushed back TO later this year the end of May.

Update 25.01.2019: 16 coaches make a first trial run to London-Euston

On 22.01.2019 Caledonian Sleeper’s new carriages made their first trial run to London Euston – ahead of their launch later this year. The overnight rail service will begin operating its new fleet by the end of May 2019, in time for the peak summer season.

And as trial operations continue to gather pace, a total of 16 carriages made the trip from Scotland to London – a significant milestone in the testing phase.

The trains will initially be introduced on the Lowlander route between Glasgow / Edinburgh and London before being rolled out onto the Highlander which serves Fort William, Aberdeen and Inverness.

The Caledonian Sleeper service is an overnight rail journey between Scotland and London which is operated by Serco on behalf of Transport Scotland.

Also new, the first coaches with Caledonian Sleeper branding:

Photo: Serco

 

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