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Coventry’s Affordable Very Light Rail Track Unveiled

· As part of Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR), Coventry City Council’s flagship transport project, a novel track form has been designed and manufactured by researchers from WMG, University of Warwick, together with their design partners Ingerop/Rendel.

Coventry Very Light Rail tours its future home

The prototype vehicle has done a tour of Coventry so it could see its future operational home. After leaving the vehicle production site in Coventry it stopped outside the Co-op building and the Transport Museum so that the public could get a better view.

Tue 23 Mar 2021, 20:45 | Tags: WMG, Coventry, electric vehicles, Coventry VLR, Sciences

Early construction of prototype innovative light rail vehicle for the City of Coventry

On the 25th November Coventry City Councillor Jim O'Boyle, Coventry Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration, took the opportunity to see how the construction of the Coventry VLR prototype, developed by engineers at WMG, University of Warwick for the City of Coventry is progressing.

Thu 26 Nov 2020, 09:56 | Tags: WMG, Coventry, Coventry VLR, Sciences

Innovative Partner Awarded Contract to develop Very Light Rail trackform

The Coventry Very Light Rail project is about to embark on a new adventure, investigating how to create a low cost trackform for the light rail carriages already in development, thanks to £1.5m funding from West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), secured by CCC. This project aims to revolutionise affordable public transport in towns and cities.

Thu 30 Apr 2020, 17:14 | Tags: WMG, Engineering, council, Coventry, Coventry VLR, transport, Sciences

First look at Coventry’s Innovative Light Rail Vehicle

Engineers and researchers at WMG, University of Warwick, are working alongside Transport Design International (TDI), based in Stratford, to develop a battery-powered, lightweight, rail-based vehicle to operate in Coventry.

Thu 14 Mar 2019, 13:04 | Tags: University of Warwick, WMG, Coventry, Coventry VLR, Sciences