Construction of the two trains is under way at the company’s workshop at Long Marston, where they will be made available as either two- or three-car units, and as either diesel or battery-powered variants.
Offering the refurbished former London Underground D-Stock vehicles in a choice of motive power will enable operators to run the D-Trains on either electrified or non-electrified routes, although it is not yet known where they are likely to enter service. They are currently being advertised for sale.
The Vivarail website http://vivarail.co.uk/ has messages of support from industry leaders Rail Magazine, MD, Virgin East Coast, MD, Northern Rail, West Midlands ITA.
The trains can be ordered with any of the following power configurations:
- Battery with a range of up to 50 miles
- Diesel/battery hybrid
Vivarail can offer a full maintenance package and driver training for ease of implementation.
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