Coventry’s VLR boost

JOHN WHITEHOUSE reports on the start of testing of the prototype Very Light Rail vehicle for the city

Designed for city travel: interior of the prototype VLR vehicle.

The outlook for Coventry’s new Very Light Rail (CVLR) system is positive, with important milestones having been being reached for both track and the vehicles. Progress with both elements was demonstrated on 22 February at the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre (VLRNIC), part of the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO), including a chance to ride on the new zero-emission battery-powered vehicle along sections of both the special VLR track and the centre’s heavy rail test track.


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