We had a fantastic two days at the Rail Live event this week – where our D-Train was the star of the show.  We provided a shuttle service from Honeybourne on the main Paddington line through to the event, our first opportunity to show off the train!

What a brilliant idea to use the unit as a shuttle from Honeybourne! Rail serving rail …

Paul Harriss, Network Rail

As expected the middle car – with its range of seating options, spacious toilet, WiFi and USB sockets – was very popular.

We saw many of our old friends, some of whom made a special trip just to ride on our train which was a huge compliment to us.  I’m very glad to say that most people who had seen the train previously were extremely impressed at the work we’ve done over the past few months.  Ride quality and the lack of engine noise were both frequently commented on.  And perhaps most impressively that the train seemed light and airy on the hottest day of the year … slightly unexpected but very good to hear!

Get a flavour of the show, including our maiden journey, here: https://t.co/KtpZ3BPfzV courtesy of the brilliant High Viz Media.

The event was superbly run by the Rail Alliance and RAIL – and a special thank you should go to Network Rail who pulled out all the stops to get a platform in place and make the shuttle possible!