VERY LIGHT RAIL (VLR)

Very Light Rail (“VLR”) is an emerging class of transport, that is more flexible than main line rail and easier to deploy.

VERY LIGHT RAIL HISTORY

2008

TDI develops Al-Hoota (Oman) bespoke ‘very light rail’ project.

2011

TDI develops next generation Personal Rapid Transit (“PRT”) vehicle called Vectus.

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Bespoke Light Rail

2014

TDI develops Konya (Turkey) award-winning bespoke ‘very light rail’ project.

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2018

TDI heads up ‘Revolution VLR Consortium’ to develop sustainable, ‘very light rail’ technology and deliver demonstrator vehicle

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2019

TDI secures contract to supply urban VLR vehicle for Coventry City Council

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2021

Launch of Revolution VLR & Coventry VLR vehicles

2022

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2023

Future plans?

CLEANER MOBILITY

By using very lightweight self-propelled EV rail cars, a light rail system can be delivered at a much lower cost and with much reduced construction times; enabling low-cost connectivity in suburban and rural areas.

KEY BENEFITS

LOWER COSTS

Scaleable
Cost Effective
Fast Deployment
Permanence

INCREASED CONNECTIVITY

LIGHT RAIL

  • Scaleable

  • Cost Effective

  • Fast Deployment

  • Permanence

HEAVY RAIL

  • Scaleable

Very Light Rail Cost < £10m/km
Heavy Rail Cost £25m -£50m/km

RELATED PRODUCTS

VLR ECOSYSTEM

VEHICLES

‘Very Light – Sustainable Power

Revolution VLR train on track

PASSENGER WELLBEING

COVID counter-measures

COVID Countermeasure

SMART TRAX

Intelligent Track-form

SMART TRAX

Intelligent Track-form

SMART TRAX

Intelligent Track-form

Revolution VLR train on track

1. VEHICLES

'Very Light - Sustainable Power'

COVID Countermeasure

3. PASSENGER WELLBEING

COVID counter-measures

Revolution VLR train on track

2. SMART TRAX

Intelligent Track-form

4. LOCAL MANUFACTURING CENTRE

Create Local - Deliver Local

VLR ECOSYSTEM

5. DIGITAL NUDGE

Passenger Engagement