Watch this video above to see the tram LEADING the traffic in via Green Wave Traffic Light Pre-emption

This is possible because trams have Green Wave Traffic Light Priority which cannot generally be applied to buses which consequently are always stuck in traffic

If you would like to join in or listen to discussions about trams and their contribution to dealing with congestion there are two email forums you may wish to join:

Discussion forums

One is for those generally interested in trams and transport issues, and which is skewed towards Bath, but most of the points are relevant to other cities –!contactowner/bathtramreintroduction

The other with more technical details is a forum aimed at national tram experts – general but all are welcome.!contactowner/expertsfortrams

You can join either or both.  Please send email using if you are interested in joining.

Obtaining information from the site

Enter your enquiry into Google but add ‘Bath Trams’ at the end e.g.

  • “will people switch from cars to trams Bath Trams 
  • do underground utilities / services always need to be diverted for trams installation Bath Trams”

This will generally reveal the answer if it’s on this site.

Latest Posts


4 Feb 2021                                                        After many meetings and correspondence with the mayors, politicians, and officers of WECA (West of England Combined Authority), Bath & North East Somerset Council (BANES) and Bristol City Council (BCC), BBATA (Bath and Bristol Area Trams Association) is very pleased to announce that, their recommendations for a modern tram system linked […]

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The physical permanence of the rails has a much bigger impact on developers and investors, especially in the UK where bus routes can be changed or withdrawn at such short notice

Trams are great for city transport – why doesn’t the UK have more? and can help underpin neighbourhood regeneration projects. “Think of trams as an urban development project rather than a transport scheme,” says Martin Wedderburn, Transport Planner and Associate for thinktank the Centre for London. “The physical permanence of the rails has a much […]

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BBATA (in association provisionally with TFGB) – organize web conference for re-tramming Bath, Bristol,

(BBATA =  Bath and Bristol Area Trams Association, TFGB = Transport Forum for Greater Bristol)   Leading experts will be addressing this issue including Richard Briggs of Mott Macdonald, leading tram/light-rail consultants. Richard Briggs, is Light Rapid Transit Deputy Practice Leader for Mott MacDonald and a member of the UK Tram Centre of Excellence. With […]

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