Great Northern replaces trains with new accessible models

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Great Northern trains has replaced part of its network with new accessible trains.

The company’s fleet of trains running between King’s Lynn and Cambridge now feature carriages better suited to people with restricted mobility.

Accessible toilets and designated areas for wheelchairs are being rolled out across its services.

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Govia Thameslink Railway, the parent company of Great Northern, said the trains will mean a much better passenger experience for people using the railway. It added that the accessibility of the trains would mean more comfortable and easier journeys for many people.

Great Northern is looking to replace three-quarters of its fleet within three years, making it the operator with one of the most modern fleets in the country.

Improved accessibility at trains and stations is now considered a priority for train and rail firms across the UK and there is continually more pressure from campaigners on companies to improve access.

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