Futuristic new Hitachi train spotted being tested in Milton Keynes in the dead of night
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In the early hours of this morning the train was spotted at Milton Keynes Central station, where it had travelled as part of a test run.
Avanti West Coast took delivery of two of the new British-built Hitachi trains earlier this year and it is thought the model will eventually replace the existing ‘Voyager diesel trains.
The new 125 miles per hour models can run under both electric and diesel power and feature mobile Wi-Fi, onboard CCTV and emergency lighting.
They are currently being put through their paces in a series of test runs, often after dark.
Avanti say several new features for customers are being assessed. These include improved passenger information, seat reservation system, multiple running and selective door opening.