Viva Venturer battery '230' visits Scotland

A Vivarail battery-powered Class 230 is offering demonstration to rides to visitors to Glasgow for the COP26 climate change conference.

The three-car unit, No 230001, is based at Polmadie depot, where the batteries are recharged each night. The unit operates entirely under battery power, providing daily trips from Glasgow Central to Barrhead and return throughout the conference. In an event at Glasgow Central on 1 November the unit was named Viva Venturer.

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