Rail

Bombardier trains rank high in UK survey

Posted on June 17, 2009

Bombardier's United Kingdom trains were found to be the best in nine of the 11 design areas assessed by the travelling public in a recent study conducted by Passenger Focus, the official rail users "watchdog" in the U.K., according to the company

The study considered passengers' views of the internal layout, facilities and design features of current intercity rolling stock, looking specifically at long-distance journeys on nine different types of trains in current operation. The research compared the general public's satisfaction in 11 different design aspects of the vehicles, including seating comfort, toilets and luggage provision.

Across the 11 design areas considered, the train types that received the most favorable approval ratings were the Class 222s, operated at the time by Hull Trains and East Midlands Trains. Bombardier's Voyager trains, in operation on Arriva CrossCountry services, also scored well, with Bombardier's DEMUs topping nine of the 11 categories.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Bombardier to overhaul Md. MTA's MARC railcars

Average weekday ridership on all three MARC lines is roughly 37,500 riders. The MARC III bi-level commuter railcars have been in service nearly 17 years.

Alstom completes public share buy-back offer, appoints new CEO

Alstom’s offer, aiming to return part of the proceeds of the transaction with General Electric on its energy businesses to shareholders, was successfully completed with over 230 millions of shares tendered.

Scientists map bedbug genome, follow pest through NYC subway

The new work could help combat pesticide resistance in the unwelcome parasite.

Amtrak expands pets program across U.S.

More than 2,700 pets have traveled with their human companions along the Northeast Corridor since the pilot launched in October 2015.

Residents question 'fake' cemetery in path of proposed high-speed rail

Google Satellite Map images of the Acton, Calif. property from 2016 did not show any tombstones as of Monday, Feb. 1.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close