York Bus Forum Online Meeting Tuesday 16th March 2021
Posted: 05 March 2021
Very Light Rail – the Future of Urban Travel?
A presentation by Nicola Small, Senior Rail Programme Manager for Very Light Rail at Coventry City Council.
This month’s topic is a bit different from our normal bus-related presentations, but still focussing on local public transport.
Very Light Rail is a new technology which is being developed in the West Midlands with Coventry as one of the key partners. The project will deliver a lower cost lighter weight tram solution. The vehicles (which are currently referred to as shuttles to avoid any confusion with trams) are battery powered so they do not need the overhead power cables required for a traditional tram system. The batteries are supported by a rapid charging technology.
The meeting will be from 5.30 to 7pm and will be run using Zoom.
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