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New track design for Coventry Very Light Rail unveiled

A new design of track – described as a breakthrough design – has been unveiled for use on the Coventry Very Light Rail scheme with the aim of driving down costs associated with the installation of urban light rail. Coventry … Continue reading

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Plans for four more West Midlands Metro extensions unveiled

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) have approved bids to the Government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) fund and Bus Service Improvement Plan fund at a recent board meeting which could see up to four new West Midlands Metro … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Progress made at Very Light Rail Innovation Centre, Dudley

Think trams or light rail in Dudley and you are most probably going to think about the West Midlands Metro extension to Brierley Hill but away from that project there is also the construction of the Very Light Rail Innovation … Continue reading

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Very Light Rail project progresses in the West Midlands

While a lot of out attention for light rai in the West Midlands is concentrated on the West Midlands Metro there is also another ongoing project – Very Light Rail. This is a project with multiple parts, the biggest of … Continue reading

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Very Light Rail test track complete

The test track for the Very Light Rail project in Dudley has been completed in a major milestone for the programme, with the first of Coventry VLR prototype vehicles due to be tested later in 2021. The test track is … Continue reading

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Very Light Rail gets government funding boost

Very Light Rail in the West Midlands looks set to be on track for success after the confirmation of government funding for both the Very Light Rail Innovation Centre in Dudley and the Very Light Rail project in Coventry. The … Continue reading

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Very Light Rail unveil planned routes in Coventry

At the end of last year we reported on the Very Light Rail plans which it is hoped will provide a cheaper and more energy efficient option for public transport across the UK. The brainchild of various academics with support … Continue reading

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