Chiltern Mainline brand: unit No 168106 leaves Dorridge with a Chiltern Railways service from Birmingham Snow Hill to London Marylebone on 13 May 2016.

Renovation of existing fleets can offer a wide range of possibilities, emphasised Neil Bates, director of Creactive Design, in his presentation to the Golden Spanners conference.

Creactive’s aims are to help businesses succeed through innovation, sector experience, customer knowledge, design and engineering. The company works across a broad range of sectors, and engages in projects where it feels it can add value. Renovation of rolling stock forms a significant part of this, but Mr Bates said that in this area there needs to be a degree of common sense realisation – proposals need to be commercial, realistic and deliverable.

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