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Rail News: Issue Issue 28 5 Apr 2012

Major overhaul of Southern trains filmed for posterity

A time-lapse video on Southern Railway’s website shows the refurbishment of a train carriage condensed to three minutes. The video demonstrates the work involved in the £9m overhaul of the operator’s fleet of Class 377 Electrostar trains. The £9m project, over two and half years, has involved the refurbishment to all 700 carriages in the fleet.

The work began late last year, with four carriages being refurbished each week. “All of the work is being done...

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