HERE’S a first look at upgraded trains set to be used by passengers from Warrington Central and Widnes.

East Midlands Railway has unveiled the first conceptual images of the train carriages which will benefit from a £28.2million refurbishment.

Customers that use class 170 and 158 trains are braced for planned upgrades, designed to enhance the commuting and leisure experience.

Both train classes are frequently used on the Liverpool to Norwich route – which passes through Warrington Central and Widnes.

How the upgraded East Midlands trains will look

How the upgraded East Midlands trains will look

The trains have come to East Midlands Railway from different operators and will be upgraded to provide a consistent customer experience across the fleet.

All trains will receive new seat foams and covers and an extensive refresh, as well as new passenger information systems and CCTV.

Simon Pready, commercial director for East Midlands Railway, said: “We are excited to share these conceptual images of the upgrades.

“The £28.2million refurbishment of our class 170 and 158 trains will be transformative—offering customers more convenience, comfort and better facilities.

“It is also great news for the country's rail industry, with all the work being carried out by UK companies.”