Royal visit to Very Light Rail
Posted on 2nd May 2023 at 12:07
HRH the Duke of Gloucester was a guest at the Very Light Rail Innovation Centre in Dudley on 19 April. His Royal Highness was given a tour of the purpose-built research and development centre, meeting staff and representatives of organisations using its facilities, including CAF UK, which is using the centre to repair the body structure of West Midlands Metro trams. He was shown the Coventry Very light rail prototype vehicle that is being tested on the centre’s 2.2km test track.
Cllr Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for jobs, regeneration and climate change at Coventry City Council said, ‘Coventry Very Light rail has the potential to transform the way people travel in small to medium-sized cities and towns. It will provide a clean green transport option at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems and it has the potential to be hop-on hop-off. I am really pleased we had the chance to show it off to HRH, who is personally interested in transport and innovation. We are leading the way in Coventry and with partners in the region we will continue to build a local supply chain to grow and support jobs here’.
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HRH the Duke of Gloucester discusses the VLR with Nicole Small, Senior Programme manager at Coventry City Council. (VLRNIC)
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