Batteries, hybrids and more

Batteries, hybrids and more

David King, Engineering Director, explains our plans for 2017 and beyond … I’ve always relished the challenges of the rail industry– and I’ve certainly come across a few in my time. I spent many years working in Hong Kong, closely involved in some of the most...

First sight of Vivarail’s brand new battery powered test train.

First sight of Vivarail’s brand new battery powered test train.  We have now begun testing our brand new battery powered demonstrator vehicle at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre, and are gathering the data needed to analyse range and performance.  Development of the...
Where next for the D-Train?

Where next for the D-Train?

Adrian Shooter, chair of Vivarail and former chair of Chiltern Railways, discusses the future of the company’s Class 230, after the recent fire incident during testing at Christmas. Adrian Shooter explores new opportunities for the Class 230 as Vivarail start work on...