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New rolling stock to replace High Speed Train fleet announced - with potential for good cycle carriage

26 July 2012
New trains - at a cost of £4.5bn - to work longer distance routes have been approved by the Department for Transport. These will replace trains which have reasonable space for cycles. Ensuring that the replacement trains have equivalent space is vital.
Screenshot from Hitachi's mock up of the internal design of the new trains

The current fleet of 'High Speed Trains' operate on the East Coast main line between London and the north of Scotland, the longer distance London-East Anglia routes and the Great Western routes. They came into service almost 40 years ago and work on developing a replacement started several years ago.

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