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£40million investment for trains

New trains will be more reliable Credit: South West trains

Rail passengers in our region are to benefit from £40million of investment.

South West Trains is to upgrade its fleet aiming to offer greater reliability on services from London Waterloo to Reading. Over the next 20 months, one hundred more carriages will be introduced.

Christian Roth, engineering director, said: “Our Class 455 trains are already by far the most reliable fleet in the country, however we are not complacent and we want to make sure these excellent results are sustained and improved even further.

“The new traction motors will help us to improve the reliability of these trains for our passengers at the same time as delivering environmental benefits through the reduced electricity supply.”

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