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

Sir Peter Hendy

Sir Peter Hendy “I’ve run bus services in provincial Britain; I can run them very successfully . You put the peak fares up, price people off so you haven’t got a big vehicle requirement. It’s economical to run, works a treat. What it doesn’t do is take everybody to work at cheaper fares. Now if […]

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Is the Nottingham Express Tram – NET – a good or a bad thing?

This question / statement  without any corroborating facts or evidence was posed on the on the Bath Trams Facebook page.  The following responses  from experts received are shown below: —- “Phil Howell What is the anticipated cost of setting up such a network, what is the maximum estimated charge for an adult return travel from one […]

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Edinburgh tram – success or failure?

Above left, simple track supported on sand. – Den Haag Above right, heavy expensive concrete track – Edinburgh   Dear Dave, Ex Councillor Lesley Hinds is unable to attend, as she is recovering from a hip replacement. But it was largely her perseverence, backed up by Chief Executive Sue Bruce, which resulted in the recovery […]

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Are trams being removed in Melbourne? (No)

Lewis.Lesley@trampower.co.uk 16:00 (1 hour ago)     to me, expertsfortrams, Dine Dave, Trams are a major form of public transport in Melbourne, the capital city of the state of Victoria, Australia. As of May 2017, the Melbourne tramway network consists of 250 kilometres of track, 493 trams, 24 routes, and 1,763 tram stops. There is nothing on the […]

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Bath Tram Conference – 24th November

Bath’s MP Wera Hobhouse and Bath Trams will be opening a conference on the re-introduction of Trams for Bath as a solution to the traffic congestion and associated pollution issues in the city. Trams can be a stimulus to Bath’s economy by facilitating movement into and within the city. This will benefit those who live […]

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Statistics for peoples journeys within and to Bath – driving and walking in Bath

This is extracted from the National Census 2011 Travel to Work data which asks where where respondents were coming from and going to and by what method https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1U9f-g8ETvljw-YAZbFpWXOBdKZQhExHuqbX6tkrUnI8/edit#gid=400344979 Someone associated with our group, a computer data expert, Adam Reynolds took the raw data and extracted it for those travelling to  Bath and within Bath: 19,809 commute […]

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Stats show even with no fares car drivers will not use buses

  https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/oct/15/i-leave-the-car-at-home-how-free-buses-are-revolutionising-one-french-city?CMP=share_btn_link If replicated in Bath, a 50% increase, or even 85/% increase on bus usage which is only 5% of present journeys is not going to solve the congestion problem: “One month on, the Dunkirk mayor, Patrice Vergriete, who promised free public transport in his 2014 election campaign, says the project has been an […]

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Can trams fit in the narrow streets in Bath

The above street is not dedicated solely to trams, ie cars use it as well. It is sometimes thought that trams in Bath would need special lanes, this is not the case.  The Bath trams would follow exactly the same route as cars, or put another way, cars would follow on exactly the same tracks […]

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