THE first Class 180 Adelante express train to be modified ahead of its return to service with First Great Western between London, Oxford and the Cotswold Line has arrived at FGW’s depot in London.

The 125mph train, which has been given mechanical and electrical improvements and a new livery at Kilmarnock, in Scotland, will now get an interior facelift before training of drivers and guards begins.

Five Class 180s will enter service during the spring as part of a plan to ease overcrowding on FGW trains in the Thames Valley.

They will replace Class 166 Turbo trains on the Cotswold Line, which will be transferred to add extra coaches to other services.