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Modern PRM-compliant trains may go for scrap or export

Rhodri Clark
08 November 2019
 

InterCity railway carriages refurbished as recently as three years ago are now being scrapped amid concerns over the rail industry’s “incredibly long-winded” process for re-using rolling stock.

Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) managed a £21m refurbishment of 401 Mark IV coaches during its short-lived franchise. The work was financed by the coaches’ owner, the rolling stock leasing company (Rosco) Eversholt. 

Built between 1989 and 1992, the carriages comply...

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