Very Light Rail: Transport Solutions for the Future
Thursday 28th November 2019 | 9:00 - 16:00
The Slate, the University of Warwick, CV4 7AL
The presentations from the 3 sessions are available through the links on the right
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 hosted industry leaders and research representatives in an exciting showcase of Very Light Rail technology and projects in the UK.