GWR is to buy several assets from Vivarail, securing the future of trials of fast-charge battery technology.
Eversholt Rail and Vivarail have signed an agreement to develop a battery power and range extension system for Class 321 ‘Renatus’ trains.
Vivarail’s next-gen battery train will be launched at COP26 this November, and will run daily services throughout the event.
Vivarail has secured a loan worth 1.5 million GBP that will help it expand by moving into new premises and hiring new staff.
Vivarail has put its Class 230 through battery tests during which the train reliably and successfully travelled 40 miles many times.
Vivarail has announced expansion plans with a move to Southam. It has out-grown its premised at Long Marston thanks to a growing order book.
Transport for Wales is continuing its station improvement vision by investing 280,000 GBP in enhancing 13 Borderlands Line stations.