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Suite dreams all the way on double-bed sleeper service

Guest service: Caledonian Sleeper boss Ryan Flaherty aims to offer a hotelstyle experience PICTURES: JEFF HOLMES/REX

THE world’s first sleeper train with double beds made its maiden outing with passengers on the short hop between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Caledonian Sleeper has en-suite bathrooms, reclining seats, hotel-style key cards and wifi. It is part of a £150milllion fleet which will run between London and Scotland from next month.

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Some 75 carriages will replace rolling stock built in the 1980s on the overnight routes, with the operator Serco charging prices ranging from £45 for seats to £300 for a superior double room.

Rail historian David Meara said: ‘They’ve got more bells and whistles — all the things modern travellers like when they are having a hotel-style experience.’