For those travelling to Rail Live 2022 via Great Western Railway services at Honeybourne, a shuttle train will be operating directly into the Rail Live site.
Formed of a Chiltern Railways Class 168 HybridFLEX, trains are expected to run hourly, providing direct connection with services from London Paddington, Slough, Reading, Oxford, Worcestershire Parkway and Great Malvern.
Comprising the converted diesel multiple unit 168329, the HybridFLEX is the result of a four-year partnership between Chiltern, Porterbrook and Rolls-Royce. It entered service on February 10 featuring a retrofitted Rolls-Royce mtu power pack that significantly cuts carbon emissions by combining a diesel engine with batteries.
The power pack can operate as both a motor and generator, allowing the train to run on battery power alone - especially when arriving at or departing stations.
PLEASE NOTE: This service will only operate on Wednesday 22nd June due to strike action.
Rail Live is the premier hands-on rail event of the year – rolling stock, plant, people, techniques – unmissable. Be there!
Rail Live is a truly notable event for all people with a professional rail interest, not only those involved with rail plant and track working. Having RAIL take over the organisation and promotion of the show has made it possible for Rail Live to become a ‘Farnborough for the Railway’, and an event that is now well and truly in the international rail calendar.
Great planning and great team work from you guys for the Rail Live show!
I would encourage you to get around and talk to as many people as you can, because in my visit I genuinely have spoken to people I would never have seen before. That’s one of the joys of this dynamic, and it’s why I’m a real passionate supporter of Rail Live.