mule vehicle 2 (tram 16)

mule vehicle 2 (tram 16)

Retired AnsaldoBreda T-69 Class tram, donated to BCIMO by UK Tram and bought back to life for use as a test vehicle for innovation thanks to funding from the Clean Futures programme.

The tram has been stripped and deep cleaned, undergone electrical assessment and repair, alongside insulation and resistance testing, and had a new livery installed. A conversion from its original grid-based power source to an off-grid battery system is also planned.

Tram 16 has been utilised by Cohort 1 SMEs on the Clean Futures Accelerator, namely Adelan, BoxTube and Varamis Rail, and will provide significant opportunities to Cohort 2 as well as to other organisations needing to test their technologies in a rail environment.

Features

  • 24.36m (L) x 2.48m (W) x 3.7m (H)
  • Removeable seats, depending on requirements
  • 156 seats & floor space for 100 standing (with seats fitted)
  • 30m² floor space (with seats removed)
  • 6 x IFE double leaf swing plug doors (each offering 1.9m x 1.2m open loading window)

Uses

  • Stationary testing and demonstration activities (available now)
  • Moving testing and demonstration activities (coming soon)
  • Advertising (space for company logos available on tram livery)

Facilities for Hire

Engineering Hall

Rail Test Loop

Platforms

Mule Vehicle 1

Shunter

Workshop

Tunnel

Rapid Charger

Mule Vehicle 2

Lifting Jacks

Rail Test Track

Siding

Mobility Hub

Alumicart

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