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Wi-fi to be fitted to Class 158s in operation with First ScotRail

Porterbrook Leasing has signed an agreement with train operator First ScotRail to finance the fitment of wi-fi equipment to its fleet of Class 158 vehicles.

Following the successful installation of wi-fi to the Class 170 vehicles the operator requested that Porterbrook also fit their Class 158 vehicles with wi-fi equipment. This work is planned to commence in April 2014 and is due to be completed by November 2014 which will mean that both of Porterbrook’s DMU fleets currently on lease with First ScotRail will have been fitted ahead of the new ScotRail franchise.

The fitment of wi-fi equipment is a requirement of the new ScotRail franchise which commences in April 2015.