Øresund trains to get much-needed facelift – The Post

Øresund trains to get much-needed facelift

A possible 111 trains in line for renovation work

Oldies, but goodies (photo: iStock)
June 2nd, 2016 3:28 pm| by Christian W

The ageing trains used on the Øresund line in southern Sweden and Zealand will soon be given a much-needed facelift.

According to News Øresund, Swedtrac Railservices has been tasked with renovating the trains, some of which are upwards of 16 years old.

“The trains are worn down, inside and out, so it’s positive that we can now give them a highly-needed boost, in terms of functionality and design,” said Gustav Sande, the head of the train carriages for Öresundståg.

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First trains ready next year
According to Sande, all the floors and toilets will be replaced, as will the seat covers and upholstery.

The renovation plans will be set in motion this year and the first trains are expected to be finished next year.

About 22 trains will be renovated each year and the entire task involves 64 trains – with a possibility to do a further 47 down the line.