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 – https://groups.google.com/forum/#!contactowner/bathtramreintroduction

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


You can join either or both.  Please send email using tyningroad@gmail.com 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

tram light rail track installation costs

Dave, The UKTram website has a report on costs of tramways at uktram.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Briefing_Paper_-_Costs_of_Light_Rail_Schemes.pdf This should be the starting point for any discussion of tram costs. As Mat says, the cost can depend on all sorts of factors, but in general £20-£30 m per km is a good ball-park figure. This would include the cost of […]

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Non-exhaust particles such as ground up tyres, road and brake dusts are likely more numerous and more toxic than diesel emissions

https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/assets/documents/reports/cat09/1907101151_20190709_Non_Exhaust_Emissions_typeset_Final.pdf “Consequently, on the basis of current emissions inventory estimates and toxicity evidence, non-exhaust particles from the UK road traffic fleet should be considered as potentially having a greater public health impact than the exhaust particles.” “Regenerative braking does not rely on frictional wear of brake materials so vehicles using regenerative braking totally or partially, […]

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Energy intensity / relative energy consumption / carbon footprint for transport modes, rail, bus, car, tram

See https://bathtrams.uk/dft-calls-for-light-rail-proposals-across-the-uk-here-is-the-lrta-light-rail-transit-association-response/ for full article for above image   See also for detailed calculation: https://bathtrams.uk/cms/wp-admin/post.php?post=6718&action=edit         See also: https://bathtrams.uk/oslo-effect-comparative-non-tailpipe-emissions-from-various-forms-of-transport/

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