The 153 units are the usual trains on many of the scenic but lightly-used cross-country branchlines in Wales. Many of these services are essential, providing public transport connections to many towns and tourist destinations in remote parts of the principality. Units can easily be coupled together, or coupled to other 'sprinter' types to form longer trains wehn required, making the 153 a particularly flexible and useful part of the Arriva roster.
This Dapol model features a low friction under window drive mechanism, as developed for the 156 Sprinter unit, incorporating the Dapol super creep motor and a 40:1 gear ratio for superb smooth running at low speeds. A DCC 6 pin socket will be fitted along with directional lighting and see through windows.
This model will carry the Arriva Trains aqua blue livery. Arriva operate several franchises, including many scenic routes in Wales where the 153 provides passenger train services linking remote communities.