Vivarail moves manufacturing base to Southam
Posted on 05 Apr 2020 and read 864 times
Midlands-based Vivarail, which is at the forefront of moves to develop emission-free trains, has agreed a deal for a new manufacturing base at Southam (near Leamington Spa) to help it meet a growing order book (www.vivarail.co.uk
The company) is moving its main base from Long Marston to a refurbished 37,000ft2
unit at Kineton Road Industrial Estate.
A spokesman for Vivarail, which recently won a deal to supply five two-car Class 484 electric multiple units to South Western Railway for use on the Isle of Wight, said: “Vivarail is delighted with its new facilities at Southam and looking forward to establishing its new manufacturing base.
"Our fleet of trains for the Isle of Wight will be built at Southam, along with all future orders. The new premises are close to our current base at Stratford-upon-Avon and have made for an easy staff relocation, as well as beginning to create new local jobs.”
Vivarail began operations five years ago at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre in Long Marston.