Steady progress is being made on the Vivarail project to convert retired D-Stock London Underground trains into D-train Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMUs), with 20 vehicles already on-site at Long Marston by the end of February.
The two driving motor cars that will form part of the prototype train have been stripped and checked thoroughly for corrosion or unseen defects.
“They are fine. All the old electrical equipment has been removed from under the floor so we are almost ready to start building them back up,” Vivarail Chairman Adrian Shooter told RAIL.
- For more on this story, read RAIL 770, published March 18.
- For a feature looking at the D-train project, read RAIL 771, published April 1.