[UK] Vivarail presents its D-train in New Marston Vale livery

A special livery for London Northwestern Railway services between Bedford and Bletchley (a.k.a. the Marston Vale route) has been revealed. This comes as the contract for the supply of the Class 230 units from Vivarail is officially signed.

The units will start running on the line in December 2018, following production at Vivarail’s Long Marston depot in Warwickshire. The first of the new trains (230003), will begin testing over the next few weeks. Units 230004 and 230005 will be following shortly.

The contract for the supply of the trains has now been signed.

The trains will include universal access toilets, USB sockets and modern ‘airline’ seating. The trains will be supplied as diesel units, with the capability to convert to battery units in the future. The trains will be maintained at the Bletchley depot.

BMU 230002 next to West Midlands 230003 – Photo: Vivarail