Varamis looks to the capital

Ready for fast freight: stripped out interior of No 321428. Philip Sherratt

High-speed rail logistics company Varamis Rail is aiming to start its first services into central London. On 13 March it hosted a demonstration event at Liverpool Street, and it is aiming to launch a pair of regular services into the London terminus – one from Birmingham, and the other from Willesden – subject to customer requirements. The event, supported by the Rail Innovation Group and attended by Network Rail Chair Lord Hendy, aimed to showcase Varamis’s repurposed Class 321 former passenger units to potential customers, highlighting the speed, low cost and environmental benefits of the service.

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