The Ironbridge story
In 2020, we agreed on the need for a purpose-built environment to launch Revolution Very Light Rail (RVLR). The Ironbridge site was ideally suited to achieving our vision of showcasing RVLR in a typical line reopening context.
The speed and cost-effectiveness of establishing the Ironbridge demonstration site was made possible by combined effort from TDI and Eversholt Rail, working together with industry partners. We completed the facility in less than six months, illustrating the rapid deployment that a very light rail solution can achieve compared with heavy rail. The total cost to establish the demonstration site was less than £400k. This included a new platform, maintenance facility and a marketing suite that is readily adaptable to a station role.
Ironbridge has been a real success story for RVLR. We continue to use the facility to promote RVLR and develop commercial interest as well as testing key technologies that could form part of future RVLR vehicle and infrastructure requirements.
Track inspection completed
Marketing and maintenance buildings ordered
Platform and buildings construction completed
Safety Management System implemented
Ironbridge site launched with Ministerial visit
Stakeholder demonstrations commenced
Further stakeholder demonstrations