Latest News | 2 July 2024

Video showcasing new train fleet wins top award

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A documentary showcasing the ongoing project to build East Midlands Railway’s forthcoming new Aurora InterCity train fleet has won an international award.

The video, which was created by Alchemy Films, won the Longform Documentary category at the Vega Awards – an international competition that honours excellence in the planning and execution of digital communications.

It provides customers with an insight into how the carriages will look and showcases all the features EMR has worked hard to refine.

EMR’s new Intercity fleet of 33 five-carriage trains, capable of running on electricity and diesel, are due to be in operation in 2025.

The latest video about the Aurora project includes clips from the designers of the interiors, suppliers, and the team at EMR who are in charge of bringing the new state-of-the-art trains into service.

A key part of the film shows the work that has taken place to ensure the seats in the trains are as comfortable as possible.

The video also explores the incorporation of all the practical and technological features that customers require, such as power and USB points, generous legroom, coat hooks, well-sized seat-back tables for all airline seats, and space to stow a cabin bag under each seat.

The trains will also include features that customers have said they want to see, including air conditioning, free WiFi throughout, better mobile phone signal access, more luggage space, plug sockets, and better passenger information screens.

Rachel Turner, head of new trains at East Midlands Railway, said: “We are delighted that the latest episode of our Aurora documentary has received this award.

“It offers a great insight into all the work that is taking place to make sure the new fleet offers customers the features and comfort they expect from a modern train.”

To watch the documentary visit .

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