Technical Innovation 2019
Global Light Rail Award 2019 logo

The Global Light Rail Awards focus on honouring and celebrating outstanding achievements within the light rail sector, recognising the innovation and excellence of its suppliers, projects, and manufacturers.

Working in collaboration with FAR Composites, Composite Braiding Limited (CBL) and the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), TDI has won a second Global Light Rail Award, this time for ‘Technical Innovation of the Year for Rolling Stock’.

Working under the project acronym ‘Brainstorm’ (BRAIded Novel beam STructures with Opportunities in Railcar Manufacture), the team designed, developed and manufactured a prototype space frame weaved from carbon fibre composites. This is seen as a potential light-weight and affordable structural solution for application in Very Light Rail (VLR) vehicles of the future.