New UK Great Western Main line Hitachi’s train unveiled

The high-speed train which will be used on the Great Western Main Line through the Thames Valley has been unveiled in Japan.

Passengers can expect faster and more reliable journeys with more seats but will have to wait more than two years before they can step on board.

(This won’t be a problem, as a commuters we are use to wait for the trains)

Key features for passengers include:

• 50mm of additional leg room in standard class airline style seats)
• 97 more seats per train, with no compromise on leg room
• Passenger Wi-Fi speeds increased three-fold
• Power sockets accessible from every seat
• Increased reliability, with around 55,000 miles per delay (this is over twice the distance of the circumference of the earth)
• LCD seat reservation displays with sophisticated traffic light vacancy notification at every seat
• Temperature controlled to +/- 1 degree
• Fully pressure-sealed vehicle for passenger comfort when entering tunnels at high speed
• 10 bike spaces close to seated area throughout the train
• Over 50mm of increased height in overhead luggage racks to accommodate airline-style hand luggage
• Capability to deliver 100 freshly cooked breakfasts or dinner meals served per 2 hour journey time