People MoverA lightweight diesel railcar, with flywheel energy storage had a nice demonstration time with commuter service on the Mid-Hants heritage railway in southern England for four weeks. Then there was a diesel car that was tested on th Stourbridge Town Branch Line in the West Midlands back in 2006. That trial lasted for a year.

The Parry People Mover uses tram cars saying PPM50 on them. The PPM50 has space for 20 seated and 30 standing passengers. It uses a flywheel to store energy, permitting the use of a smaller diesel engine than would otherwise be required. ‘These lightweight railcars are capable of serving locations that would normally be considered too small for a rail service’, said GO! Co-operative Business Development Director Chris Phillimore: ‘Based on the success of the demonstration, we will be aiming to move to a permanent service during 2011.’

People Mover by GOCO

The trials was undertaken by GOCO, supported by East Hampshire District Council, Hampshire County Council, Mid-Hants Railway, Parry People Movers Ltd and South West Trains. Finance has been provided through a special issue of loan stock from Lightweight Community Transport and GOCO members.

Today, however. South Staffordshire Line between Stourbridge Junction and Brierley Hill, providing passenger services on the line.

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