Ford Stretches Transit
Network Rail adds new Ford Transit to their fleet
|...Ford has celebrated the naming of the Transit as International Van of the Year 2007 by building a one-off supersize model. Known as the Transit XXL, this monster is based on two short wheelbase Transit Tourneos which have been joined together by Ford's Dunton Technical Centre. It's 7.4 metres long,...
|...Network Rail accepted the first big delivery of the new-generation Ford Transit earlier this year, consisting of three hundred 350LWB High Roof diesel vans. Transits and other Ford models have continued to be added through the year to Network Rail's fleet, one of Britainâ€™s biggest. â€œWe...
|The Ford Transit is a van produced by the European division of the Ford Motor Company. The Transit's design is reflected in other manufacturers' designs, like the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
It was originally introduced in 1965, and has been in continuous production in three basic generations to the present day (2005). The van was produced initially at Ford's Langley facility in Berkshire (a former WW2 aircraft factory which produced the Hawker Hurricane fighter), but as demand outstripped the capability of the plant, production was moved to Southampton, where it has remained ever since. Transits have also been produced in Ford's Genk factory in Belgium.