Vivarail’s D-Train enters service Vivarail’s D-Train enters service

The first example of Vivarail’s refurbished D-Trains is carrying passengers on West Midlands Trains. The inaugural service left Bedford at 05.16 this morning, bound for Bletchley. The landmark moment has come at the end of several years of trials for the aluminium-bodied former London Underground D78 cars, which have been extensively rebuilt by Vivarail. The journey for the redundant District Line trains has not always been easy. The Class 230s had been due to enter service a couple of years ago, but their introduction was postponed after an engine fire on a test train at Kenilworth in December 2016

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