NaugyRR wrote: ↑Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:45 am
I've seen the DMU version of this unit on YouTube, it's very cool that the old Underground stock can be repurposed like that. Hopefully a set of the old Tube stock will be retained on the Island for specials.
The company in charge of the rebuilding (Vivarail, correct me if I'm wrong) has also converted former subway cars into multiple units for other commuter lines in Britain, known as the British Rail class 230, such as London Northwestern, and even tried to sell them to the U.S. for commuter service.
No word on that though (I say because of the few inches between the driver and the front of the train, which would not
meet the strict FRA safety standards).
With this in mind, maybe Vivarail or other companies like that can do something similar to Portland's LRVs, since there is now a contest to repurpose them.
"Look down, step over, and watch the gap!" - Dr. John Clarke, The Gap Rap (2010)