Vivarail News

First D-Trains ready for sale – delivery in Q1 2018

These trains can be built and delivered ahead of the forecast schedule due to increased production capacity as we scale up for 2017 and beyond.   The trains are already being prepared for construction at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre.  They can be supplied as...

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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...

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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...

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Test run incident today

Class 230 incident 30th December 2016 Whilst undertaking a test run today a fire started in one of the detachable engine modules on one of the power cars.  There were no passengers on the train and Vivarail staff were able to get off without a problem. The fire has...

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