Very Light Rail: Transport Solutions for the Future
Thursday 28th November 2019 | 9:00 - 16:00
The Slate, the University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
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.
Our ministerial keynote speaker will set the scene of the urgent need for innovative, low emission solutions to meet the UK’s current and future transport needs. Our industry speakers will present on current projects and their potential to revolutionise transport infrastructure in the Midlands and beyond, as well as the potential for private investment in the rapidly growing sustainable transport sector.
We expect demand for this unique event to be high, so we invite you to register below.