Rail organisations step up to provide one-off service for Rail Live
- Delegates will get the chance to travel on Vivarail’s emission-free Class 230 between Honeybourne and Long Marston
Vivarail, Transport for Wales (TfW), SLC Operations, Rail Operations Group, and Network Rail will be joining forces to provide a rail event shuttle service between Honeybourne station and Long Marston for this year’s Rail Live 2021 on 16 and 17 June.
The service will give delegates the opportunity to sample one of Vivarail’s innovative battery powered Class 230s, which has been specially designed for TfW services and loaned by the operator for this event.
Adrian Shooter, CEO of Vivarail said: “With more focus on how the industry can decarbonise, we’re pleased to be supporting Rail Live and showcasing the future of emission-free trains. This is your chance to see for yourself the reality of battery powered trains.”
The service will be operated by SLC Operations’ drivers and guards under the passenger licence of Rail Operations Group and access agreement by Network Rail.
Cath Bellamy, Managing Director of SLC Operations said: “We’re always delighted to help and support all our clients with their operational needs. “It’s been a busy year helping our clients with driver and train manager hire, rolling stock collection, mileage accumulation and also establishing The Rail Academy to provide specialist Train Driver Training services, but it’s fantastic that we can come together with partners to support Rail Live delegates attend this important event.”
Rail Live will be a much-needed opportunity for the entire rail industry to come together again to see live plant demonstrations and rolling stock on display, network with representatives, learn about new innovations and speak to expert speakers on key industry topics.
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