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Glasgow Central Station

Vivarail are proud to be running daily trips out of Glasgow Central showcasing the best of British green technology to delegates from across the world. Supported by the Department for Transport, Network Rail and Transport Scotland, Vivarail will lead the alternative traction event.

If you are unable to make it to COP26, but would like to experience Vivarail’s next generation battery train, get your virtual ticket below. 

Vivarail in the news

Vivarail is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of emission-free trains. Vivarail’s high-performance battery
technology and Fast Charge provides almost unlimited range – it is electrification by other means with recharging in only 10 minutes. See below for the latest news and developments.

COP26 Battery Train makes the evening news

COP26 Battery Train makes the evening news

ITV evening news reports from Glasgow about Viviarail's battery train showcasing green technology at COP26. This rounds off an excellent two weeks at the climate change conference where we have had a royal visit, the prime minister, the mayor of the West Midlands and...

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West Midlands – Home of the Green Industrial Revolution

West Midlands – Home of the Green Industrial Revolution

We were privileged to welcome Andy Street, Mayor of Birmingham, today. Together with the West Midlands Combined Authority we hosted a special event to look at the work being done across the region to innovate and deliver new green technologies. Network Rail COP26 Pic...

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First across the Forth – and a royal visit

First across the Forth – and a royal visit

UK-based rolling stock & battery technology manufacturer Vivarail noted a number of achievements during the first week of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. The opening Saturday of the conference on Saturday October 30 saw a historic run across the...

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Vivarail – world leader in battery trains and systems

Designers and manufacturers of the UK’s only battery and battery hybrid trains, able to provide unlimited emission - free travel off the wires


Future technology today

Net zero battery trains

Alternatively powered metro, commuter and regional services for cleaner, quieter cities. Vivarail Fast Charge battery-electric trains automatically recharge using its battery bank infrastructure which store off-peak power from renewable sources.

Seamless, recharging gives the Class 230 unlimited range.

It is a technology which can also repower diesel trains and extend the range of electric trains beyond the wires.

Two, three or four car trains can be recharged from power banks, located at stations and depots.

The trains will only draw power when required which maintains battery life and gives the train almost unlimited range. With three batteries on each car the train is a perfect combination of weight and power.


Fast Charge

Designers and manufacturers of Fast Charge able to recharge a battery train to full power in circa 10 minutes


Developers of new traction technology able to convert diesel trains to clean battery operation and as range extenders for existing electric trains

Rolling Stock

Vivarail has spent six years investigating, trialling, developing and testing battery technology for rail.  Today it has the UK’s only battery trains, fully approved for passenger service – with the first fleet of operational battery hybrids built for Transport for Wales.


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