New Heathrow Express fleet is revealed in first images
The specially converted Class 387 trains will replace the current Class 332 fleet to make the 15 minute journey between London Paddington and Heathrow Central.
Heathrow Express has released the first images of their new fleet of trains, due to be launched in the summer.
The images reveal a range of features including at seat USB power, new Business First seating and work tables and a striking external livery.
The fully electric trains will be made up of 12 units or 48 carriages which will form six trains each 160m long with a total of 374 seats including 44 Business First.
The fleet of Class 387 trains are being specially converted to offer a bespoke experience for air travellers with plenty of room for luggage, onboard HD TVs, at-seat USB power sockets and faster single sign-on WiFi meaning customers can stay connected from London Paddington to the plane.
“Our new fleet of trains will offer the same fast, frequent and reliable Heathrow Express service for years to come,” commented Heathrow Express Director Les Freer. “Complete with at seat USB power, fast WiFi, ample luggage space and the option of Business First the new trains deliver a dedicated airport experience for both business and leisure travellers.”
The specially converted Class 387 trains will replace the current Class 332 fleet, which have been in service for 22 years carrying more than 115 million passengers over 44 million miles.
Originally built by Bombardier in Derby and having previously served customers on the GWR network, the specially converted fleet of Class 387s will be stored and maintained by GWR at their Reading depot as part of a partnership announced in March 2018.