Project Description

BESPOKE VLR

TYPE: Rail
Awards: 2016 Light Rail Award winners

SPECS

DESCRIPTION

We have been retained for a number of bespoke ‘very light rail’ projects. These unique trains can be built to narrow or ‘standard gauge’ as required, either as single or bi-directional vehicles (optional drivers cab at both ends) or as multiple train units. Internal layouts and aesthetics can be varied to suit individual needs and the ratio of seated and standing accommodation adjusted.

The underlying concept is to be able to offer a bespoke design and supply service to customers in potentially ‘one-off’ or niche applications where conventional light rail is inappropriate. It involves providing lighter weight, smaller capacity and consequently lower cost vehicles and infrastructure than would otherwise be affordable and allows rails be laid over existing services if necessary, without the need to relocate them.

FEATURES

Operates via either Standard or Narrow gauge

Lightweight vehicles require reduced power consumption

Bi-directional option eliminates turn table or track loop

Electric, gas and hybrid power available

SPECIFICATIONS

Power: Inductive, EV LION, Lead Acid, Diesel, LPG, Bio-Ethanol & Hybrid
Configuration: Configuration Bi-directional or one driver cab
Passenger (Per Vehicle): 48 seated
Wheelchair: Designated compartment with wheelchair access and features for communication
Laden weight: 2000kg
Dimensions: 2270L x 1700W x 2900H
Door Opening: 850mm
Speed: 16kph
A/C: Full HVAC
Gradient: 2% Max
Turning Circle: Minimum of 30m
Propulsion: Linear induction and/or rotary motors
Track Gauge: 30″
Guidance: 2 x Four-wheel bogies on steel track
Power: Inductive, EV LION, Lead Acid, Diesel, LPG, Bio-Ethanol & Hybrid
Configuration: Configuration Bi-directional or one driver cab
Passenger (Per Vehicle): 66 + 6 Perch seats / 120 with standees
Wheelchair: Included wheelchair space provision
Laden weight: 3200kg
Dimensions: 1830L x 2600W x 3200H
Door Opening: 850mm
Speed: 65kph
A/C: Full HVAC
Gradient: 3% Max
Turning Circle: Minimum of 30m
Propulsion: Linear induction and/or rotary motors
Track Gauge: 1.435mm
Guidance: 2 x Four-wheel bogies on steel track

The projects detailed are perfect examples of the flexibility a bespoke VLR solution offers to our clients. Al Hoota had to be narrow to enter the cave entrance, light enough to run on a loose sub structure, tall enough for existing station platforms. The Konya Seker train operates on standard gauge track that is only suitable for an VLR system due to its age. This links the town of Torku with its sugar factory for workers.

GALLERY

CRRC CHINA

LONDON UNDERGROUND

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