Upgrades to Seating on Class 170 Trains

A Class 170 train headed for Lowestoft at Ipswich station 23 December 2015

Train operator Abellio Greater Anglia has begun an over £100,000 programme to make improvements on its fleet of Class 170 trains.

Upholstery on over 2000 seats on the trains will be replaced in the next few months. One train has already been completed and is back in service providing passengers with a cleaner, smarter interior. 

Abellio Greater Anglia’s Fleet Manager North, Dave Lupton, said “We are delighted to begin this refresh of the seat covers on all our Class 170 carriages, which will deliver a significant improvement to the travelling environment for passengers.” 

The Class 170 fleet consists of four two-car and eight three-car trains which operate approximately half the services on the East Suffolk Line. They also run between Norwich and Cambridge, Ipswich and Cambridge, Ipswich and Peterborough, on the Wherry Lines between Norwich and Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft, and on the Bittern Line from Norwich to Sheringham.New seat covers on a Class 170 train