This week we won the Technical Innovation of the Year – Rolling Stock at the Global Light Rail Awards 2022.

Congratulations to our engineering team, who combined technology from the automotive and rail sectors. This has produced a lightweight, energy-efficient vehicle that is straightforward to operate and geared to the needs of communities.

Awards Night:

The host Nicholas Owen, BBC news journalist, said as he announced the winner in the Technical Innovation of the Year (Rolling Stock) category:

Our winner though was described by the judges as ‘putting Britain in the lead in a new space race. There are so many innovative things all wrapped up in this lovely vehicle, and lots of really good lessons to shake up the industry.”

Creating an all-new, lightweight, energy-efficient and cost-effective vehicle to enhance services on poorly-serviced branch and suburban lines, and facilitate the re-opening of disused routes, this modular vehicle is bristling with advanced technology, cutting-edge materials and new thinking across every aspect of the programme – design, supply, build, and system implementation.

Simple to build, simple to operate, simple to upgrade or repair, and with class-leading environmental credentials, the demonstrator has drawn widespread adoration. The submission included glowing testimonials from engineers, drivers, politicians, regulators, industry bodies – and now from the Global Light Rail Awards judges.

Already the recipient of countless awards, the team behind the Revolution VLR can add another one to the cabinet – Eversholt Rail and Transport Design International