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BCIMO Dudley July 2022“Interesting and thought provoking. I am sure that the VLR-concept will be of interest not only for the UK but for many European countries in the future. As fuel prices increase the need to get this project moving from concept to operational is greater than ever before. Also medium and small cities need and deserve rail transport to provide an attractive mode of transport that can attract new riders and lessen the financial burden of the public’s travel needs.” Hans Cruz, Director at Sparvagnsstaderna BCIMO
BCIMO: Dudley R+D Mar 2022The Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) was set up to oversee the build, launch and operation of a new Very Light Rail (VLR) national innovation centre, to be built in Dudley. Our vision is to positively transform the UK rail industry, through the creation of new and more affordable VLR transport solutions.BCIMO
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What is Light Rail & Trams today?

For public transport to become a force in dealing with urban congestion, carbon reduction, improving air quality and to be an attractive alternative to the car, it must be built quickly and operate affordably.

Some benefits:

  • Light rail systems have proven track record
  • Growing the public transport market
  • Creating modal shift in some cases 32%
  • Supporting regeneration , renewal and inward regeneration
  • Assisting in the creation off a new urban framework
  • An extremely green mode of transport
  • Will drastically reduce the nations carbon footprint
  • Can be used to re-engineer city districts
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