Innovative vehicles under investigation on the Don Valley Line

Initial talks have taken place between the Don Valley Railway and Parry People Movers, manufacturers and operators of specialist Ultra-Light Rapid Transit vehicles.

For some years Parry, based in Cradley Heath in the West Midlands have operated their unique rail vehicle on the One kilometre long Stourbridge Town to Stourbridge Junction line linking the town centre to the rail network. They have received a Government grant of £247,000 to develop a suitable rail vehicle to meet the future needs of rail travel on local lines reducing the costs of operation whilst developing the quality of service.

Last year the McNulty Report set out to the rail industry the need to develop new methods to drive up standards of service and drive down costs to enhance the provision of rail services.

We have held initial discussions with Parry with the aim of developing a business plan for the development of the technology.

Further information can be found about the project on Parry People Movers Website

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