Mule Vehicle (Car 10)

MULE VEHICLE (Car 10)

Description

Originally an experimental tram piloted in Bristol, this four-wheel railcar was converted to run on biomethane in 2019 by Ultra Light Rail Partners (ULRP). In 2023, ULRP, who have since received further funding and support to further develop their BioUltra concept, kindly donated the prototype vehicle to BCIMO for use as a test mule.

Dimensions

9.6m L

Uses

  • Test mule

Features

  • Biomethane fuelled engine
  • Flywheel energy storage
  • Lightweight (<10 tonnes)
  • Easily adaptable to run on hydrogen

Key areas of the test site

Engineering Hall

Siding

Rail Test Loop

Alumicart & Trailer

Rail Test Track

Mule (Car 10)

Workshop

Tunnel

Rapid Charger

Shunter

Split Level Platform

Mobility Hub

Lifting Jacks

BCIMO is a not-for-profit Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) and operator of the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre (VLRNIC), a unique, world-class centre for rail innovation based in Dudley in the West Midlands.

BCIMO Project Funders

BCIMO
Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre
Zoological Drive
Dudley
DY1 4AW
For Sat Navs use: DY1 4AL

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