Project Description

REVOLUTION™ VLR

TYPE: Rail

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DESCRIPTION

Revolution VLR’ is the development of next generation, ‘very light rail’ technology. A key aim of the vehicle is to facilitate low-cost connectivity of regional and rural areas. Revolution VLR is fundamental to the provision of integrated and sustainable, short range public transport systems both now and in the future. A range of power units for the vehicle are in development including diesel-hybrid; electric and hydrogen power source.

Following the award of a grant from the RSSB and new investment from Eversholt Rail, TDI, who is already leading the field in the design of ‘very light rail’ vehicles, brought together a consortium of key suppliers to deliver the 18m long electric(battery)-diesel, hybrid vehicle. The Revolution VLR demonstrator railcar is available for demonstration at our Ironbridge test facility in 2021.

FEATURES

Composite Bodyshell, recycled carbon fibre

Stylish Driving Cabs for Bi-directional operation

Modular Vehicle Assembly design approach

Contemporary interior design

Seats 56 passengers

Wheelchair facility for persons of reduced mobility

Temperature controlled system

Electric Battery Hybrid Propulsion System (Euro 6 compliant)

Maximum speed of up to 100Kmh (62 mph)

Kinetic energy regeneration system

Urban zonal noise control

Multiple vehicle interior layout options

Universally Accessible Toilet Modules

Luggage / Bicycle / Ski / Surf Board Storage Facilities

Table designs with mobile charging facilities

SPECIFICATIONS

Model: RV100H
Propulsion: Diesel electric hybrid battery system
Passenger (Per Vehicle): 120
Wheelchair: RVAR compliant
Laden weight: 2500kg
Dimensions: 18500L x 2800W x 3800H
Door Opening: 855W x 1905H
Speed: Max 100 kph
A/C: Full HVAC

There is great potential for VLR vehicles to be used on disused branch lines across the UK, many of which have been closed since the early 1960s. The UK has the necessary design talent and manufacturing capacity to create next generation VLR vehicles for domestic and export markets.

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