Vivarail Class 230 carries first passengers

VIVARAIL’S prototype Class 230 DMU No. 230001 carried its first passengers on June 21-22 at the Rail Live! event at Long Marston.

The unit was used to shuttle passengers between the show site on the former MoD base and Honeybourne station, where a temporary platform had been built.

No. 230001 after arrival at the temporary platform at Honeybourne with the 14.30 Long Maston-Honeybourne service on June 21, run in connection with RailLive 2017 at Long Marston.

In the week prior to the show, the unit undertook a test run between Evesham and Moreton-in-Marsh.

Vivarail is still keen to get the unit in regular service with a train operator.


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