Wednesday 14 June 2017

Vivarail Begins Testing Again

Visitors to Rail Live will be able to travel by train right to the show, courtesy of Vivarail’s D-Train.

The Class 230 DEMU prototype was scheduled to begin its next set of testing on 14th June travelling between Evesham and Moreton-in-Marsh on the Cotswold line throughout the day. 

For Rail Live on 21st and 22nd June the train will leave the Quinton Rail Technology Centre at 11.39 to go to Moreton-in-Marsh, from there it will make several trips back and forth.
The Vivarail team will be on board to analyse performance to collect important data whilst the train accumulates mileage.
Passenger shuttles will run between Honeybourne station and a special platform inside the showground at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre (QRTC). This will be the first time the Class 230 has been in passenger service. The prototype ‘230’ was built and tested at QRTC, and this will be a unique opportunity to see and experience the train first-hand.

Visit Rail Live 2017, the largest outdoor rail show in Europe to see what’s happening in the rail sector. With everything from traction & rolling stock, rail plant and infrastructure, electrification and signalling demonstrations; to displays of engineering, rail maintenance materials & product development/testing safety, digital products and innovation.
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