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Is the era of uncomfortable train seats coming to an end?

15 May 2023 | By

Ian Yeowart, Managing Director of Grand Union Trains, considers that a good-looking train seat is not necessarily a comfortable seat, and explains how the new operator will ensure the ambience and comfort of its train interiors is a major priority in what they hope will be an outstanding interior layout…


In-Depth Focus: Train Interiors

1 March 2023 | By

Train interiors impact the passenger experience greatly. Operators aim to create a comfortable and welcoming ambience which offers comfortable seating, ample legroom, and modern amenities, considering factors such as lighting, temperature control, privacy, and the importance of on-board technology to provide a connected journey. As the contributors in this In-Depth…


Grand Union: Stimulating passenger demand through competition

31 October 2022 | By

Grand Union is seeking to introduce new and competitive train services between Carmarthen and London Paddington and Stirling and London Euston. Here, Managing Director, Ian Yeowart, writes about how this new open access operator will aim to provide a new customer-focused standard of train service, which challenges and changes the…