Innovation Award winner at the Railway Industry Association’s RISE Awards 2023
RISE awards 2023

Transport Design International and Eversholt Rail won the Innovation Award at the Railway Industry Supplier Excellence (RISE) Awards 2023 for Revolution VLR.

The RISE awards are held annually by the Railway Industry Association (RIA), with this year’s awards being held last Thursday, 29th June. They celebrate the excellence and achievements of the UK rail supply sector across 11 categories.

Revolution Very Light Rail (RVLR) is an innovative, lightweight, cost-effective rail vehicle that provides a compelling alternative to operating traditional heavy rail vehicles on branch lines. Its low mass reduces all aspects of operating costs and can significantly improve the business cases for rural line reopenings and extensions, enhancing connectivity and assisting in levelling-up.

RVLR’s innovative design combines automotive and rail technologies to provide an attractive, environmentally, and economically sustainable product that can be deployed very rapidly.  The high proportion of UK-sourced systems also benefits the national supplier base.

RVLR is a game-changer that facilitates modal shift and enhanced rail connectivity.  It supports a more affordable, greener future for our railways.

“the judges said the winner of the Innovation Award provides a straightforward solution to a large problem of reducing the cost of rail.”

RIA Rise Awards Judges summary