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Arriva: the response

The answer arrived on Friday. After blogging last week about a recent journey on Arriva Trains, I contacted the press office for a response.

The short statement came by email and I’m quoting from it here:

Carriages used on the Arriva Trains Wales mainline service are currently in the process of being upgraded thanks to Welsh Assembly Government and ATW funding. £7.5 million will be invested in the programme over the next 18 months, with the Arriva Class 153, 158 and 175 fleet all undergoing an upgrade program.

The Class 158 re-furbishment will include new seating, a state of the art Passenger Information System and improved luggage storage facilities, additional space for wheelchairs, as well as a full refurbishment of toilets. Power sockets will also be fitted at some tables.

Some – why not all will have power sockets?

And what about the 153 and 175 class?

At a time when we are being encouraged to leave our cars at home and use the trains, what do other Arriva passengers think about the response?

Virgin Trains and Wrexham & Shropshire all have a decent business service. Is Arriva doing enough to stay on track?

Please post your comments below.

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