Countdown to service launch
Public offered glimpse of new Sleeper trains
New cabin: how the Sleeper will look
Caledonian Sleeper is giving the public a glimpse of its new £150m fleet of trains ahead of their introduction next year.
A dedicated website has been launched today at newtrains.sleeper.scot where details of the trains will continue to be revealed ahead of their phased introduction to service from Spring 2018.
Visitors to the site will be able to see the development of the 75 carriages, which are currently under construction in Spain.
The new trains will offer a range of accommodation options including suites with double bed and en-suite facilities.
A host of new features have been included, such as a hotel-style key card entry system, more accessible rooms, bespoke ‘comfort seats’ designed for long journeys, upgraded panels for phone and gadget charging, and WiFi.
Peter Strachan, chairman, Caledonian Sleeper, said: “The new train fleet being introduced will offer a new standard in overnight travel.”
New look club carriage
The introduction of new trains will be the culmination of a wide range of improvements and investment in the Caledonian Sleeper since Serco took over the franchise on behalf of the Scottish Government in April 2015.
Highlights include a new Guest Service Centre in Inverness as well as new uniforms, toiletries and food and drinks offer, the vast majority of which is from Scottish suppliers.
Ticketing has also been improved, with tickets for families travelling together, the introduction of electronic ticketing and enhanced online functionality for regular guests.
Further information and images of the new trains will available nearer the launch date.