Scotland in Focus: First active travel ‘153’ unveiled

THE FIRST OF SCOTRAIL’S CONVERTED CARRIAGES FOR CYCLES AND LARGE SPORTS EQUIPMENT IS NEARLY COMPLETE

First converted carriage: No 153377 outside the shed at Brodie Engineering’s Kilmarnock facility.
PHOTOS COURTESY SCOTRAIL

Travel by train for leisure and tourism will play an important role in the railway’s post-Covid recovery. So it was perhaps prescient that even before the current pandemic ScotRail had developed plans to convert five single-car Class 153 DMUs to carry cycles, large luggage and sports equipment for use on scenic routes, supported by Government agency Transport Scotland.

Want to read more?

This is a premium article and requires an active Key Modern Railways subscription.

Existing subscriber? Sign in now

No subscription?

Pick one of our introductory offers

3 months

Standard subscription rate £29.99 + VAT

Launch rate £14.99 + VAT

Subscribe now
Reccomended

12 months

Standard subscription rate £69.99 + VAT

Launch rate £34.99 + VAT

Subscribe now

9 months

Standard subscription rate £39.99 + VAT

Launch rate £19.99 + VAT

Subscribe now