In the meantime people are invited to stations across the network to step on board one of the new trains via a virtual reality headset. They will even be able to sit down in one of the new seats and it will feel like they are on board a brand new train. Through the headset, people will be able to walk onto a station platform where three of the new trains will be parked – a Bombardier and two Stadlers. The Bombardier will replace commuter trains which run to Liverpool Street from Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridge and Ipswich. The Stadlers will be replace trains on the Intercity, Stansted Express and rural lines. Once “on board” people will be able to look around them to see the new seats, carpet, finishings, plug points, large picture windows and even visit the toilet.
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