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Battery train trial studied for Far North Line

RAIL

24 May 2019
 

The feasibility of a battery-powered train operation in the far north of Scotland is being explored by HITRANS, the Highlands and Islands regional transport partnership.

The RTP is procuring a study to explore if there is a business case for a service between Wick and Thurso, the terminals of the two Far North Line branches that meet at Georgemas Junction. 

The service would make use of  Vivarail’s D Trains, which are converted from London Underground stock. Vivarail is...

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