Brookville Liberty Streetcar wins award for onboard storage system

Posted on October 15, 2015

Brookville Equipment Corp. earned the award for Technical Innovation of the Year for its Liberty Modern Streetcar, featuring an onboard energy storage system (OESS), at the ninth annual Global Light Rail Awards in London.

“This innovative vehicle is a testament to the ingenuity and work ethic of the entire Brookville staff,” said Brookville President Marion Van Fosson, who accepted the award. “Every day our customers challenge us to develop solutions that will help them overcome their challenges, and our staff continues to rise above those challenges and push the boundaries of what can be seen as possible.”

Developed in partnership with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), the Liberty Modern Streetcar’s OESS utilizes a redundant lithium-ion battery system to power the Dallas Streetcar over the one-mile Houston Street Viaduct, spanning the Trinity River, along a 1.6-mile rail corridor, making the Dallas Streetcar the first and only off-wire capable system to operate in the U.S.

In addition to Brookville earning the Technical Innovation of the Year, DART also earned the honor of being "Highly Commended" for Project of the Year.

The Global Light Rail Awards are held annually in London to recognize achievements in the light rail industry around the world. UK-based publisher Mainspring hosts the ceremony on behalf of the Light Rail Transit Association.

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