UK to Develop Lightweight Tram-Train System

UK to Develop Lightweight Tram-Train System

Network Rail is in the midst of drawing up plans to develop a fleet of innovative lightweight trains that operate seamlessly between traditional train lines and tram networks in Britain....

Jeff Squires
  • 11 june 2007


Network Rail is in the midst of drawing up plans to develop "a fleet
of innovative lightweight trains that operate seamlessly between
traditional train lines and tram networks" in Britain.  Due to the vehicles lightweight, they can brake and accelerate much faster than existing trains, signifigantly reducing time wasted at stops as well as creating less wear and tear on the railway infrastructure. 

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