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New VLR battery-powered trains to be built for trials

Peter Stonham
25 January 2024

 

Three new battery-only propulsion lightweight passenger trains are to be built in the UK by Transport Design International for trials after a funding deal with Eversholt Rail.

The new Revolution Very Light Rail vehicles could be carrying passengers within three years.

A new system of lineside fast charging will mean the whole operation has zero emissions.

Some of Britain’s major rail operators are already showing interest in the RVLR vehicles as they seek to fulfil promises to make rail...

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