Bombardier & Virgin bring Super Voyager train
INTERNATIONAL UPDATE – TRANSPORTATION
Bombardier and Virgin Trains have revealed a Super Voyager train jointly branded and with the theme ‘more trains, fewer cars, greener planet’. At a ceremony at one of the train’s maintenance facilities, the unit was also named ‘Polmadie Depot’.
The proven Super Voyager fleet has been in service with Virgin since 1999 and has one of the highest reliability records for inter city trains. The branding is to celebrate the excellent partnership working between Bombardier, who built and maintains the trains, and Virgin Trains, their operator. Rail travel is recognised as one of the most environmentally-friendly form of transportation.
Bombardier’s Vice-President Services for the UK, Paul Roberts said: "This is an important development for our Super Voyager trains, demonstrating our dedication to and close working relationship with Virgin Trains, ensuring a high quality service for passengers travelling from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Birmingham and also between North Wales, Chester and London."
Commenting on the subject, Rajeev Jyoti, President and Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation, India said: "We are extremely proud of our relationship with Virgin and our Super Voyager product and we are pleased to be able to demonstrate that by having this bespoke branding. We are demonstrating what everyone knows with this branding – that travelling by rail is better for the planet."
The Super Voyager unit will operate mainly between Scotland and Birmingham and also between North Wales, Chester and London.