Service cars - Renaissance service car

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Model:
Renaissance service car

Built by:
Metropolitan-Cammell

Built in:
1995-96

Acquired by VIA Rail in:
December 2000 (put into service: summer 2002)

Number of units in fleet:
20

Unit number(s):
7300 to 7316 and 7354 to 7359

Configuration:
Lounge and bedroom for a special needs passenger or for on-board staff.

Did you know?

  • First-class passengers travelling in a Renaissance car enjoy free snacks and beverages.
  • The galley equipment used in Renaissance cars were part of a set. In fact, many pieces of equipment still bear the logo of the UK rail company that originally ordered these cars... only to cancel the purchase later.
  • There are currently three cars in the fleet - numbers 7354 to 7359 - that are empty shells. In fact, they have never been put into service and are being reserved for future use.

 

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