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West Mids councils study use of Underground trains

RAIL

27 November 2015
 

Local authorities in the West Midlands are exploring whether former London Underground rolling stock could be used on lines in the region. 

VivaRail, a company led by former Chiltern Railways chief executive Adrian Shooter, has purchased surplus London Underground District line trains built in the 1980s and is refurbishing them to create so-called D-Trains.

The vehicles’ aluminium bodies are being refurbished and equipped with modern bogies and diesel engines to power the electric...

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