Very Light Rail: Transport Solutions for the Future

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november, 2019

november, 2019

28novAll DayVery Light Rail: Transport Solutions for the FutureType of Event:Industry Event

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Traditional (light rail) tram systems are an attractive low emission option for sustainable transport. In the UK, trams are highly successful in attracting people out of their cars and onto public transport, saving 22 million car journeys annually.

However, the high cost of such systems make it almost impossible to generate a positive business case in all but the largest UK cities. The Very Light Rail (VLR) scheme aims to reduce the cost of light rail through delivery of lightweight, battery electric vehicles combined with a novel track form, the first system of its kind in the world.

WMG would like to invite industry leaders and research representatives to an exciting showcase of Very Light Rail technology and projects in the UK.

Time

All Day (Thursday)

Location

The Slate

University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

28novAll DayVery Light Rail: Transport Solutions for the FutureType of Event:Industry Event

Event Details

Traditional (light rail) tram systems are an attractive low emission option for sustainable transport. In the UK, trams are highly successful in attracting people out of their cars and onto public transport, saving 22 million car journeys annually.

However, the high cost of such systems make it almost impossible to generate a positive business case in all but the largest UK cities. The Very Light Rail (VLR) scheme aims to reduce the cost of light rail through delivery of lightweight, battery electric vehicles combined with a novel track form, the first system of its kind in the world.

WMG would like to invite industry leaders and research representatives to an exciting showcase of Very Light Rail technology and projects in the UK.

Time

All Day (Thursday)

Location

The Slate

University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

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