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    About Riviera Trains Limited

In 1995 the intention was to create a single charter train set of Mk1 coaching stock in GWR Chocolate and Cream livery. In the early days the charter train set was based at Cranmore on the East Somerset Railway but with increasing demands this relocated to Crewe in Cheshire. 

Today we now own and operate 90 Mk1 and Mk2 coaches based in either Crewe or Eastleigh in Hampshire. Our organisation is now supporting the operations of more charter train services than ever; including our own, very popular Sunday Summer steam hauled Torbay Express and Pathfinder Tours using a range diesels and steam locomotives such as ‘Britannia’ and ‘Tornado’. 

Not only does Riviera Trains support the railtour industry, but also other market industries. These include Sporting Events, the Cruise Shipping Industry plus the additional requirements of Train Operating Companies (TOC's) such as First Great Western and Virgin Trains. Over many years we have supported rolling stock shortages, a highlight during the Summer of 2004 providing Virgin Trains with Saturday holiday trains. In 2012 our biggest challenge to date, was delivering 6 Mk2 train sets during the 17 nights of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
 

To understand what we can provide you with, visit our Specialist Services or Coaching Stock pages of this website and let us offer you the resources and knowledge necessary to deliver your train.

(Header photograph courtesy of Martin Loader).


             
   
     
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