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Vivarail main line testing

Vivarail 230001 passes Honeybourne on June 14, with a test run to Moreton-in-Marsh. JACK BOSKETT.

Ahead of its planned main line debut at Rail Live 2017 on June 21/22, Vivarail 230001 returned to the main line on June 14 for the first time since it caught fire during tests last December.

The three-car unit will be used for a passenger shuttle from Honeybourne to Long Marston (the location for Rail Live 2017). Following repairs and modifications, it ran from Honeybourne to Moreton-in-Marsh for testing.

The middle car of the Class 230 has been fitted out as a demonstrator vehicle to showcase some of the designs available. 

  • For more on the D-Train, and potential clients for Vivarail, read RAIL 830, published on July 5.


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  • AndrewG1989 - 15/06/2017 10:56

    At least the former London Underground 1978 D-Stocks "D78" rolling stocks (known as Class 230 D-Trains) will soon be operating on branch lines in South Wales and Southwest England to replace the Class 142 and Class 143 Pacers. And to operate on the Leamington Spa-Coventry and Coventry-Nuneaton lines in Warwickshire, West Midlands and other routes in the Midlands. And perhaps the Class 230's may also operate on Brighton-Ashford International Marshlink line service in Southeast England.

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    At least the former London Underground 1978 D-Stocks "D78" rolling stocks (known as Class 230 D-Trains) will soon be operating on branch lines in South Wales and Southwest England to replace the Class 142 and Class 143 Pacers. And to operate on the Leamington Spa-Coventry and Coventry-Nuneaton lines in Warwickshire, West Midlands and other routes in the Midlands. And perhaps the Class 230's may also operate on Brighton-Ashford International Marshlink line service in Southeast England.

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  • AndrewG1989 - 15/06/2017 10:58

    At least the former London Underground 1978 D-Stocks "D78" rolling stocks (known as Class 230 D-Trains) will soon be operating on branch lines in South Wales and Southwest England to replace the Class 142 and Class 143 Pacers. And to operate on the Leamington Spa-Coventry and Coventry-Nuneaton lines in Warwickshire, West Midlands and other routes in the Midlands. And perhaps the Class 230's may also operate on Brighton-Ashford International Marshlink line service in Southeast England.

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