Vivarail was selected by KeolisAmey to supply a fleet of Class 230 D-Trains for the Wales and Borders franchise. The fleet of 5 trains will move to Wales for final testing and commissioning in early 2019.
The trains’ interior layout is designed to meet KeolisAmey’s requirements, providing wide and spacious carriages, fitted with a Universal Access Toilet, WiFi, air conditioning, USB ports and 3-pin sockets. “There will be a range of seating layouts and plenty of space for bikes and luggage. With this hybrid fleet we will deliver a train that is clean, green and reliable making use of GPS systems to cut out the engines in stations and environmentally-sensitive areas,” Adrian Shooter, CEO of Vivarail said.
For its train fleet, KeolisAmey also selected CAF for the supply of 77 DMUs.
The Welsh Government awarded KeolisAmey the EUR 5.68 billion to operate the Wales and Borders rail service, including South Wales Metro. The contract will run from June 2018 to October 2023.