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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Moving / re-location of services / utilities for trams installation need not be expensive or even necessary as in Edinburgh

See also: https://bathtrams.uk/discussion-on-buried-utilities-movement-diversions-and-tram-installations/  a later discussion. And: https://bathtrams.uk/difficulties-involved-in-utility-services-diversion-from-street-running-trams/ The above images indicates how rapidly tram tracks can be diverted whilst services are maintained or moved. Here is a video of temporary tram tracks in operation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33FAA4pzRkA “Kletterweiche” are a form of temporary tracks laid on the surface of the road to effect a diversion if large excavations […]

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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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Paris, faced with the chronic congestion caused by the automobile re-introduced trams in the 1970s

Wikipedia:  https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tramway_d%27%C3%8Ele-de-France The Île-de-France contemporary tramway is made up of ten distinct lines, each with a different history and different materials. Seven have been created from scratch on urban roads, and three are the result of the modernization of formerly under-exploited railway lines. In addition to the metro and the bus network , Paris and its region have owned a major tramway network that operated between 1855 and 1938 in Paris and until 1957 in Versailles . Faced with the […]

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who benefits from trams and who should pay

The word subsidy distorts the debate, and makes it far more political than it needs to be. Successful systems arise when all the beneficiaries of the system pay its costs, and there are many beneficiaries who, in this country, do not pay. My list of beneficiaries from a tram system includes: The passengers, and, in […]

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