The Anonymous Widower

A Train With A Geo-Fence

This article on Rail Advent is entitled New Train For Wrexham to Bidston Line Begins Testing.

The testing of Vivarail‘s Class 230 train for Transport for Wales, is taking place along the Cotswold Line, prior to entering service.

This is the most significant paragraph in the article.

The train is also geo-fenced so that the gensets are never used in stations or sensitive areas, although, the batteries are extremely quiet anyway.

From personal experience of battery trains, including Vivarail’s prototype in Scotland, battery trains are very quiet.

May 26, 2020 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,


  1. Vivarail’s PR is at and

    I’m hoping these will appear on Chester-Crewe before too long. I’ll be interested to see what %age of the journey they run on batteries as opposed to diesel. I think geofencing is more for reducing pollution in urban areas than quietness – poisoning Cheshire’s thousands of cows is less important than poisoning all the people in the towns.

    Comment by Peter Robins | May 26, 2020 | Reply

  2. Vivarail have just posted another snippet

    Comment by Peter Robins | June 8, 2020 | Reply

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