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.
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“