GNER Commuter Train, UK
Project: Project Mallard
Launch: Autumn 2003 by HM Queen Elizabeth II
JPA was tasked with the complete refurbishment of GNER’s Mark IV IC225, East Coast Mainline fleet consisting of 30 trains and 300 carriages.
Extensive research was undertaken with passengers and staff before moving onto the design engineering stage, modelled from the outset in CAD and aided by periodic model-making, both full size and part scale. Specific attention was given to modern safety and universal access legislation.
The final result consisted of a completely new cabin configuration, new seating and toilet facilities and new kitchen configuration.