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Coventry VLR: Engineers April 23Steering things at the new centre is Nick Mallinson, director of Business and Innovation at BCIMO. An electrical engineer by trade, Mallinson formerly worked at WMG where he helped develop Revolution, a VLR vehicle project that was something of a precursor to Coventry VLR but aimed primarily at line extensions and reopening rather than entirely new tram systems. “We’re based in Dudley on the site of the old Dudley railway station and we have a test track that uses the old railway line,” Mallinson told The EngineerCoventry
TramTracker:Coventry Rail News Aug 2022The system can therefore be installed quickly without causing significant disruption. The reason such systems are best suited to small to mid-sized cities and towns, is that they cannot offer the same capacity as traditional tram and light rail systems because of their weight limitations they can be autonomously coupled up to the power of three as patronage grows Coventry
TramTracker; Coventry TAUT Sept 2020This vision is being embraced by the 2021 UK City of Culture, Coventry, seeking to build upon its proud heritage of innovative transport solutions by creating a new model of mobility. At its heart, Coventry City Council (CCC) is developing a new, affordable, environmentally-friendly concept in urban mass transit – Very Light Rail (VLR). Using proven concepts derived from world-beating local automotive expertise, allied to cutting-edge materials and construction methodologies, the city’s VLR pilot seeks to establish the wider West Midlands within which it sits as a centre of excellence for Very Light Rail design and manufacture. Coventry
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