Battery technology could allow existing DMUs to go emission-free, Vivarail Chairman ADRIAN SHOOTER tells PHILIP SHERRATT

Battery prototype: Vivarail’s No 230002 at Long Marston; the two driving vehicles will soon be exported to the USA to demonstrate the ‘pop-up metro’ concept.
Philip Sherratt

Vivarail is a very different company to when it was set up. Back then, its Chairman Adrian Shooter had spotted an impending shortage of diesel trains and proposed converting former London Underground ‘D’ stock vehicles into DMUs to provide a solution for branch lines.

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