C2c and Bombardier have released images of the first of 24 new Class 387 EMU carriages being built for the operator.
In April, c2c announced it had agreed a short-term lease with the Department for Transport and leasing company Porterbrook for six four-car Class 387 units.
The three-year lease was necessary to allow the operator to cope with “unprecedented growth” on some routes.
The new trains, which will have wider seats than c2c’s current fleet, will be in service by the end of the year, according to c2c.
Other features on the new Class 387s include air-conditioning, power sockets, more luggage space and walk-through carriages.