22 APRIL 2019
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A first look inside new trains due to enter service at the end of next month on the Caledonian Sleeper service was unveiled last week. The overnight rail journey between Scotland and London is operated by Serco on behalf of Transport Scotland.
The details were placed on the company’s revamped website, which as well as showcasing the changes has been redesigned to make it easier to book and explore the destinations the trains serve.
Officials say the service will be transformed by the introduction of the £150m fleet, with 75 new carriages set to make their debut. Accommodation includes rooms with double beds and en-suites, for the first time in the Sleeper’s history.
Options include Comfort Seats, Classic Rooms – solo or shared-use with an option of interconnecting rooms, toiletries included – and solo or shared-use Club Rooms with en-suite, station lounge access, breakfast and included toiletries.
There will also be the Caledonian Double, which features a double bed with en-suite, station lounge access, breakfast and toiletries included, plus double or twin Accessible Rooms with toiletries included.
The new trains will operate initially on the Lowlander route linking London with Glasgow and Edinburgh before being introduced on the Highlander route between London and Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William.
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Barry Graham, Silver Spring, MD
Very different from the sleeper I slept in on this route 30 years ago!