Visit to the Revolution VLR Prototype at the Test Track in Ironbridge
Thursday 17th November 2022 – Ironbridge 09:30 and 14:00
21 members visited the Revolution Very Light Rail demonstrator currently on test at Ironbridge.
Revolution VLR is an innovative, first-of-a-kind project that utilises leading-edge technologies from the rail and other key sectors to provide a high-quality, affordable solution to facilitate growth of the UK railway, including line extensions and re-openings.
This revolutionary vehicle provides a unique blend of journey experience and ease of access. The lightweight composite bodyshell and hybrid powerpacks reduce energy consumption and maximise operational cost effectiveness.
The Revolution VLR demonstration facility at Ironbridge, Shropshire, has been purpose-built to illustrate how a typical line reopening environment can be set up simply and cost effectively. It includes all essential elements for the operation of Revolution VLR in passenger service.