Class 230 Development

Class 230 Development
Class 230 Development

July 2017

Vivarail awarded grant by Innovation UK for development of battery technology

June 2017

First passenger trips running as the ‘Honeybourne shuttle’ at Rail Live
On the mainline
Class 230 Development

February 2017

New Battery Packs

December 2016

On the mainline
On the mainline
Arriving at Tyseley

November 2016

Arriving at Tyseley

October 2016

Brand new interior with UAT
Brand new interior with UAT
2-Car Unit running on test track

April 2016

2-Car Unit running on test track

 

Photo courtesy of Peter Tandy

September 2015

Successful Crash Test
Crash test
New high-tech equipment installed

July 2015

New high-tech equipment installed

February 2015

Strip-out begins
Strip-out begins
The first of the D78s arrives at Long Marston

January 2015

The first of the D78s arrives at Long Marston

“It has been an absolute privilege to see Vivarail go from strength-to-strength with its innovative approach to rail travel and wonderful to see how it has captured the imagination and enthusiasm of the rail industry. Not only is Vivarail a member of the Rail Alliance, but with both organisations are based here at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre in Warwickshire, the Class 230 has been a very familiar sight on our test track.  A true example of a company that lives up to our strapline to innovate, collaborate, network and thrive.”

Eli Rees-King

Marketing Communications Director, Rail Alliance