Test Trains - aroyle

The test train that everyone forgets! Network Rail's unique 'twin cab' MPV DR98008 is currently being used to trial a Switch & Crossing monitoring system in the Manchester area. Restricted to weekend operation to minimise disruption of normal services, it makes repeated brief stops in the platforms of Piccadilly station inbetween traversing the principal crossovers in the station throat. The lights and camera systems are mounted on the cab front and below the buffer beam. 3/3/13