Project Description

‘Tomorrow’s Train’

FORESEE™ VLR

TYPE: Rail

DESCRIPTION

In November 2016, TDI was awarded £830,000 towards the development of a single axle running gear solution originally proposed for the company’s ‘Foresee’ train concept which received early feasibility funding under the RSSB’s ‘Tomorrow’s Train’ programme back in 2014.

Single axle running gear provides significantly lower weight and cost compared to the conventional bogies often used in both passenger and freight vehicles. A modern single axle solution typically has a great ability to align itself radially when going through curves, creating less wear compared to that typically seen from bogie applications.

FEATURES

Less wear on conventional track due to better alignment

Light weight, low cost carriage design

100mph speed available

Semi active suspension technology

Foresee proposes use of substantially shorter carriages, circa 6.5m in length and manufactured using lightweight composites, to address the ‘4C challenge’ laid down by Department for Transport.

GALLERY

COVENTRY VLR

VECTUS VLR

ORBIT LRT

THE CUBE

LYNC LRT