Trams can reduce HGV freight into Cities

Above is a freight tram in Dresden – this could replace 8 HGVs since most HGVs entering Bath only drop off about half their load. These freight trams would be loaded at peripheral tram stops, so no freight consolidation centre is required, and HGVs can approach from any direction and offload without having to waste time entering parking multiple times.  This would cut cost dramatically for retailers.

 

Freight trams  https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/21/electric-trams-cities-groceries-europe-edinburgh-dresden