Marston Vale

  • Vivarail Class 230s ready for work

    Vivarail Class 230s ready for work

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    The first use of Vivarail Class 230 DMUs on the main line is just weeks away, according to the company’s chairman Adrian Shooter. The three production sets for West Midland Trains – Nos. 230003-005 – have been involved in driver-training duties on the Marston Vale line between Bletchley and Bedford over the past few weeks. The…

  • All Vivarail sets delivered for Marston Vale line

    All Vivarail sets delivered for Marston Vale line

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    VIVARAIL has delivered the third and final Class 230 set to West Midlands Trains for use on Bedford to Bletchley services.  Set No. 230003 has been at Bletchley depot for some weeks, and following tests on the Cotswold Line, between Evesham and Moreton-in-Marsh in early-February, set 004 was delivered.  The final set – 230005 – completed…

  • Vivarail 230s break cover for daytime tests!

    Vivarail 230s break cover for daytime tests!

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    UNIT testing/driver training of three Vivarail Class 230 DMU sets on the London Northwestern’s Marston Vale line has taken place under the cover of darkness – despite the planned introduction in December being deferred until the New Year. However, sporadic daylight runs began on November 13, and unit No. 230003 is seen passing Ridgmont with 5T52,…

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