Press Release – Briefing on Trams in Bath BRLSI Thursday 23 Nov

“no show stoppers  to Bath trams in BANES consultant’s report says Lib Dem councillor” Professor Lesley who has a lifetime studying urban transport discussed what the evidence was for thinking trams would solve Baths’ transport crisis at a reasonable cost. First he outlined how the similar Preston ( pop 110,000) tram system he was developing […]

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Infamous Swansea ‘bendy buses’ scrapped – no longer viable

Infamous Swansea ‘bendy buses’ scrapped six years after council spent £10m ripping up city centre roads to accommodate them Bus operator First Cymru say the articulated vehicles are no longer viable   http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/infamous-swansea-bendy-buses-scrapped-9526626  

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Cambridge busway failure

Failed Cambridge Busway http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/cambridge-guided-busway-13387477 ” Serious questions are now being raised about the safety and long-term viability of the busway after findings by Smarter Cambridge Transport show it is “deteriorating fast”, despite only being six-years-old. Some residents are saying the public transport system should never have been built, arguing in favour of a light railway. CamPete […]

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Car free Utrecht finds buses wont work so is installing trams

Spanish Supplier CAR is providing trams for Utrecht Utrecht has a virtually car free centre and relises on buses and cycling, but studies have shown that the bus network has reached a saturation point and is no more a viable solution for the growing passenger traffic in the region. As a result, a tram network […]

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The renaissance of tramways and urban redevelopment in France

MISCELLANEA GEOGRAPHICA – REGIONAL STUDIES ON DEVELOPMENT Department of Geography, Université de Bourgogne, France e-mail: yves.boquet@u-bourgogne.fr Yves Boquet Received: 3 June 2016 Accepted: 15 March 2017 Abstract Tramways have made a remarkable comeback in France since the 1980s. An organization of public transport based on the decentralized administration system set up in the early 1980s […]

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