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£150m Caledonian sleeper trains unveiled to passengers for the first time

The company behind a new fleet of Caledonian Sleeper trains that come with double beds and en-suite bathrooms has promised passengers they can expect a “truly magical experience” without the cost of a hotel.

From June, 75 new carriages are scheduled to pull out of the station and provide a unique overnight travel experience for commuters between London and Scotland.

Initially travelling between London and Glasgow/Edinburgh, the route will be extended onto Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William from the English capital with 484 rooms available.

Operated by Serco on behalf of Transport for Scotland, the train service has undergone a transformation in 2019 with the new fleet consisting of several unique features thanks to an investment of over £100m, part-funded by a £60m capital grant from Scottish ministers.

To mark the final countdown, Serco has unveiled the first images from inside its new fleet of trains that showcase rooms with double beds and en-suites – for the first time in the history of Caledonian Sleeper.

With prices ranging from £45 for seats to £400 for a superior double room, Serco say Caledonian Sleeper trains are not only the most civilised way to travel but also frequently the most cost effective.

The new trains will provide the following for passengers:

  • Comfort Seats
  • Classic Rooms (solo or shared use with an option of interconnecting rooms, toiletries included)
  • Club Rooms (solo or shared use with en-suite and shower, station lounge access, breakfast, luxury toiletries included)
  • Caledonian Double (double bed with en-suite and shower, station lounge access, breakfast, luxury toiletries included)
  • Accessible Rooms (double or twin, toiletries included)

Ryan Flaherty, Serco’s managing director for Caledonian Sleeper, said: “The launch of the new Caledonian Sleeper is fast approaching and travelling on our service will be a truly magical experience that will transform travel between London and Scotland. Caledonian Sleeper is competitively priced and means guests can avoid the hassle or additional costs of getting to and from the airport. It is the only way to be at your destination in plenty of time for early morning meetings or a full day’s sightseeing without the cost of a hotel.”