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D-Train to carry passengers to Rail Live

Visitors to Rail Live will be able to travel by train right to the show, courtesy of Vivarail’s D-Train. Passenger shuttles will run between Honeybourne station and a special platform inside the showground at the Quintin Rail Technology Centre (QRTC).

This will be the first time the Class 230 has been in passenger service. The prototype ‘230’ was built and tested at QRTC, and this will be a unique opportunity to ride the train on-site.

“Vivarail is delighted to be able to show off our train to the many passengers at Rail Live,” said Vivarail Chairman Adrian Shooter.

The Vivarail team will be out in force throughout the show to talk about the prototype DMU and the new battery test train.

  • For much more on this, read RAIL 824, out now.
  • For much more on the Vivarail battery-powered D-Train, read RAIL 824, out now.
  • For an in-depth feature on the Vivarail battery-powered D-Train, read RAIL 825, published on April 26. 
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  • AndrewG1989 - 13/04/2017 22:16

    Brilliant idea. Looks like the future for the converted former LU D78 Stocks is looking brighter. Hopefully the Class 230's may operate on smaller branch lines in Devon,, Somerset, Cornwall, Cardiff and Welsh Valleys and in the Midlands. And possibly to operate on the Brighton-Ashford Intl Marshlink line service and Bletchley-Bedford Marston line service.

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