Southeastern is to upgrade its 29-strong Class 395 ‘Javelin’ EMU fleet from March 2023 in a £27 million programme.
The refresh includes new seats, LED lighting, USB charging and a live passenger information system. Owner Eversholt Rail will be installing new CCTV which when combined with Hitachi Rail digital solutions provides live passenger data on load weighting.
The fleet will also feature digital infrastructure monitoring technology. Roof mounted high-definition cameras focused on the pantograph will monitor overhead lines and surrounding equipment, with footage analysed by artificial intelligence software.
The six-car Class 395s were built in 2007-2009 for 140mph services on High Speed 1. They also run on classic lines in Kent using 750V DC pickup gear.