We will be operating 57 Voyager trains, 29 Class 170 multiple units, and five High Speed Trains (HSTs) each with eight coaches. All will be leased.
All trains are diesel powered and offer First and Standard Class, with air-conditioning. Our High Speed Trains and Voyagers have a top speed of 125 mph and our Turbostars have a top speed of 100 mph.
Our HSTs have an average of 550 seats over eight carriages and will operate on the main North East-South West route between Edinburgh and Plymouth.
Voyagers offer 202 seats in four coach trains, 264 seats in five coach trains and will operate services to Penzance, Plymouth, Bristol, Bournemouth, Guildford, Reading, Manchester Piccadilly, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Turbostars have 131 seats in two coach trains and up to 199 seats in three coach trains. They will operate on the Cardiff to Nottingham, Birmingham to Nottingham, Birmingham to Stansted Airport and Birmingham to Leicester services.
Refresh plans for the HSTs include provision of accessible toilets, Wi-Fi access (free in First Class) and electronic seat reservations, while Voyagers will have more seating, increased luggage space, improved mobile phone reception and Wi-Fi access (free in First Class).
We will also be improving the Turbostars with more seating, increased luggage space and reworked First Class accommodation.