LIGHTWEIGHT DMU COULD CUT COSTS ON SECONDARY LINES

Nearly 30 per cent of British Rail's 3 310 DMU cars are used on rural and local services where inadequate revenue makes it difficult to justify replacement, but they will be life-expired in the 1980s and the government has decided that most of these lines are to remain open. A prototype pair of two-axle cars is being built using Leyland bus body modules and engines.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wakefield, FHG
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Accession Number: 00322504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM