Prof Lesley will talk on why trams are likely the solution to Bath’s traffic problems:

Further evidence that trams are a better attracter of car trips than buses

Below are a few items indicating that trams are attracters for car drivers, to a far greater extent than buses. Also other evidence from this website here:  https://bathtrams.uk/evidence-car-drivers-will-use-trams-not-buses/ Historical viewpoint: From a historical point of view, it is worth noting that when many of the large UK trams systems ( the ones we have reliable data […]

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London Tram Abandonment

CHAPTER 1  – From :  http://www.yellins.com/transporthistory/London%20Trams%20Campaign.doc   REASONS FOR THE ABANDONMENT OF THE TRAMS IN LONDON   In this chapter, I aim to co-ordinate the various reasons for the withdrawal of trams from London.  To the majority of tramway enthusiasts, the reasons for abandonment were all too commonplace, and the subsequent results were an anathema to them.   […]

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cities with small population tram systems

Subject: Bath Transport – Tramway Dear Councillor Shelford I listened to your presentation at last Saturday’s Bath Transport Conference with great interest, as both a Bath resident of Oldfield Park and as an urban planning academic. In relation to the idea for (re)introducing a tramway system to Bath, you might be interested in a few details of a new system recently opened […]

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Pedestrianization and Bath’s commercial potential decline?

Extract from a discussion on bath-tram-re-introduction@googlegroups.com  Dear Joanna, Absolutely agree in the need to re-regulate the buses, so that each city has control of its buses, AND has the necessary funding to subsidize the less used services as part of an overall package. However the historical fact remains, that whenever profitable trams systems were closed and […]

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Cost of service diversion do not rule out trams, Edinburgh notwithstanding

  Dear all,                 My expertise in this is that as part of the design and costing work for the proposed Greenwich Waterfront Transit (GWT)project (tram technology option) I did a desk top cost evaluation of the costs of utilities relocations in Woolwich. It was agreed that for that project utilities costs would be significant […]

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How many rail, bus and car journeys and passenger miles are there?

On Thu, 17 May 2018, 1:20 p.m. Dick Daniel, <richard@daniel28.co.uk> wrote: They say ‘Today, only 5% of journeys are made by bus, with 10% by rail, 1% by air, 1% by bicycle and 83% by car or taxi.’ I’ve always understood far more PT journeys are by bus than rail, so I’m not sure of these figures. […]

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EDINBURGH TRAM INQUIRY REPORT ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRAMWAYS AND UTILITIES’ APPARATUS

EDINBURGH TRAM INQUIRY REPORT ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRAMWAYS AND UTILITIES’ APPARATUS David John Rumney. Academic and professional qualifications: BSc Hons Engineering Science, Durham University CEng Chartered Engineer MICE (Retired) Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers MIHT (Retired) Member of the Institution of Highways and Transportation MCIArb (Retired) Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators […]

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