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D Trains for North Wales - Posted: June 8, 2018 - 7:42 PM Quote and reply
New hybrid trains will be rolled out across North Wales lines next year.
Vivarail will supply a fleet of five class-230 D-Trains to KeolisAmey for the Wales and Borders franchise after they were chosen as the preferred bidder.
The new fleet of trains will be the first to come into service as part of the new Wales and Border contract and will service the Wrexham-Bidston, Conwy Valley and Chester-Crewe routes as of next year.
The fleet of trains will move to Wales for final testing and commissioning in early 2019.

Vivarail CEO, Adrian Shooter, said: “This is a very exciting day for us and we are proud to be supplying the first of the new trains for Wales.
“We know that KeolisAmey want to bring the best new trains to their passengers so our interior layout has been designed to do exactly that.
“As well as the wide and spacious carriages the trains will have a universal access toilet, WiFi, air conditioning, USB ports and three-pin sockets.
“There will be a range of seating layouts and plenty of space for bikes and luggage. With KeolisAmey we have been determined to give passengers the very best travelling experience and trains they deserve: modern, comfortable, reliable and environmentally-friendly. In conjunction with our partners at Creactive we have worked on a livery design that will be seen across the whole fleet.
N Wales Chronicle 07.06.18



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