Vivarail News

Wow – an edible 230

The hugely talented Lisa Walters, wife of Ian Walters at SLC Rail, made this amazing cake to raise money for The Railway Children charity.  Lisa chose to base the cake on the classic design of the Class 230 which seems to suit a delicious treat as much as it does the...

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Vivarail official statement – Marston Vale line

Vivarail Class 230 trains delayed Vivarail has today informed London Northwestern Railway that there will be a delay in delivering the Class 230 units for the Marston Vale line.  Both partners have worked tirelessly to bring the trains into service for the December...

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A new era of the railway has begun

A new era of the railway has begun for the people of Wales & Borders. Transport for Wales has successfully taken over the operation of Wales and Borders from Arriva Trains Wales. Branded as Transport for Wales Rail Services, the 15 year contract will be delivered...

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Vivarail announce new order for Wales and Borders

Vivarail is delighted to announce that it has been chosen as preferred bidder to supply a fleet of Class 230 D-Trains to KeolisAmey for the Wales and Borders franchise.  The trains will be the first to come into service as part of the new franchise and will...

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Busy times …

It's never been exactly quiet in our workshops but this summer is the most exciting yet.  Right now we are: building trains for the Marston Vale line working through the approvals for 230002 - the UK's first modern production battery train carrying out mainline...

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New image of 230001 at Evesham

230001 has been busy running on the Cotswold line for continued testing and accumulating mileage. This great shot of the train coming back from Evesham was taken by Peter Tandy and you can check out his other images...

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Cath Bellamy joins our sister company Vintage Trains Ltd

Vintage Trains Ltd is delighted to announce that Cath Bellamy will be taking up the role of Managing Director. Cath has been a senior figure in the UK Rail Industry for the last 25 years during which she has been Managing Director of Chiltern Railways and Hull Trains...

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Vivarail D-Train projects make progress …

VIVARAIL, which is offering modern low-cost regional trains to the British and international markets using trains built with former London Underground aluminium coach bodies and bogies has completed its first entirely battery powered train and is making progress with...

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D-Trains to the US? Railway Gazette talk to Henry Posner III

‘We believe that there are a lot of areas with potential for rail transit applications ... having a demonstrator available would enable us to test the validity of a proposed transit project in the market’. Read the full account of what RDC Chairman Henry Posner III...

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D-Train ‘to be tested in US cities’

Great article from IRJ following an interview with Henry Posner III, chairman of Railroad Development Corporation and investor in Vivarail.  Henry talks about how the D-Trains could provide “pop-up rail transit or commuter rail services” in urban areas. Fascinating to...

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