REFRESH WORK on the first Avanti West Coast Class 221 Super Voyager unit was completed in early August. Set No 221101 was first to be treated and re-entered service on 10 August. The programme, undertaken by Bombardier at Ilford depot in east London, includes provision of new standard class seat covers and carpets, new LED lighting and a revamped toilet area. All 20 sets are due to be completed by December this year.
The rollout of Avanti’s new livery on Class 390 Pendolinos is also continuing. Two sets received AWC livery throughout for the franchise launch in December, with the recent programme beginning in June seeing the livery applied to driving vehicles only, and by mid-August 20 sets had been so treated.