PASSENGERS could soon be travelling in newly refurbished trains.

Northern Rail is investing £130,000 to revamp eight trains by early autumn.

The refreshed trains will be completely repainted, including the toilets, and will also see the installation of new LED lighting and lino flooring. New saloon tables are being fitted, and the interior sliding doors removed to offer better wheelchair access to the disabled area of the trains.

Stuart Draper, director of engineering for Northern Rail, said: “We are known to have some of the oldest trains on the rail network and this refresh project is testament to our customers that we are committed to improving their journeys with us.

“ As our 153 trains operate across our entire network, millions of passengers will experience these improvements.

“Customers have told us they’d like to see a better on-board environment and we’re passionate about acting on these requests. “These refreshes to our fleet, add to the carriages we have already improved and we hope passengers will notice the developments as we plan even more for the future.”