IMAGES have been unveiled revealing what the inside of the revamped Caledonian Sleeper will look like when the new fleet is launched next year.

Passengers travelling on the flagship overnight service between Scotland and London are being promised a "hotel-style experience" with key-card entry to rooms, wifi throughout the train and en-suite berths in first class with either double, twin or single beds. The club car will be divided into individual desk and seating areas down one side where guests can plug in laptops to work or charge gadgets, with larger booths down the opposite side where passengers can dine and drink.

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The 75 new carriages, costing £150 million, are currently under construction and will be rolled out from Spring 2018.

Peter Strachan, chairman, Caledonian Sleeper, said: “Travelling with the Caledonian Sleeper is a wonderful experience and the new train fleet being introduced will offer a new standard in overnight travel.

“This website is where members of the public can see the latest news on the trains and discover the exciting things we have in store. The Sleeper is already a fantastic way to travel, and the new trains will improve the service dramatically.

“Providing comfort and convenience, the Sleeper allows for plenty of time for a full day of work or play, before transporting you to and from the destinations we serve – without the hassle of flying. The Sleeper offers great value for money compared to other travel and accommodation options and combined with the new train accommodation, will give guests the journey of a night time.”

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A dedicated website has been launched today at newtrains.sleeper.scot where details of the trains will continue to be revealed ahead of their gradual introduction next year.

The introduction of new trains was a key requirement of the new franchise contract after it was hived off from the previous ScotRail operation and awarded to Serco in 2015.