Consider the amount of energy required to build a new train, not least the raw materials needed to make the body and the bogies…
The Class 230 is built using the aluminium bodyshell of the D-stock trains, and bogies manufactured by Bombardier less than ten years ago. Both bodyshell and bogies have been expertly inspected and assessed to have 25+ years of active service.
Re-using quality parts saves waste, energy, money and time – creating a train that starts its life nigh on carbon neutral. Added to which it costs significantly less to acquire, operate, maintain and can be in service in a fraction of the time of a traditional new-build.
The Class 230 makes commercial sense for operators and financiers – and it’s also good for the environment.
Possibly the most environmentally-friendly train in the marketplace
A stop-start engine saves on fuel and cuts emissions at stations.
Trackside maintenance cuts down on empty mileage saving on fuel costs and minimising environmental impact.
Taking advantage of proven automotive technology means we more than meet all current rail industry emission standards.
Re-using other parts, such as the extremely comfortable seats, again cuts down on waste.
Wide vestibules give plenty of room for bikes to encourage door-to-door travel.