‘one’ Railway is investing £450,000 to expand seating capacity on its fleet of three-car class 170 trains. Standard Class seating will increase by 46; under utilised First Class seats will be reduced from 29 to 7, and the unused buffet will be removed. As a result, each train will be able to carry 185 passengers in Standard Class, up from 139. The train’s livery will be modified to include a traditional yellow stripe indicating First Class seating.
The programme will also see an upgrade to the train’s passenger information systems, door controls, and carpeting. All modifications are expected to be complete by the Spring.
Class 170 diesel trains were introduced in 1999. They are used on East Suffolk Line services, Lowestoft to London direct services, and other services across Norfolk and Suffolk.